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St. Hanshaugen, Oslo

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St. Hanshaugen (Norwegian for St. John's Hill) is a district of the city of Oslo, Norway.AreaIt has a triangular shape, with its northern border just north of the buildings of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and Ullevål University Hospital, and south of the University of Oslo campus at Blindern. In the east, the boundary runs just west of the river Akerselva, then down Storgata before it turns north, up Grensen, Pilestredet and Suhms gate.The district has its name from St. Hanshaugen Park that lies centrally within it, where the citizens used to celebrate summer solstice (St. Hans in Norwegian). The park was planted by the city in the years 1876-86; it has a pavilion, and a reflecting pool covering a reservoir. The neighbourhood St. Hanshaugen is located west and south of the park, with shopping, eating and public transport where the streets Ullevålsveien and Waldemar Thranes gate meets. There is also the traditional restaurant Schrøder, known for one of its regulars, Jo Nesbøs fictional figure Harry Hole.To the southeast of the park is Oslo’s oldest building – Aker Kirke, built around 1100, but restored from ruins around 1860, and then again in the 1950s in a more authentic style. Next to the church is the cemetery Vår Frelsers gravlund, created in 1808 as a result of the great famine and cholera epidemic of the Napoleonic Wars. The nearby area around Damstredet and Telthusbakken is interesting since it retains the small town character of Oslo in the first part of the 19th century.
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  • June 4, 2017
    There are many parks in Oslo.This one is easily accessible by bus, in a very nice neighborhood with stores, cafeterias etc, while you can also buy coffee or drinks in the park. If you go on the top, y...  more »
  • May 3, 2017
    One of Oslo's finneste vantage points here are:-fountain-playgrounds-benches-greenery-jogging tracks-restaurant a right fine place to spend a sunny afternoon.
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  • January 19, 2017
    This is a very nice area. The park is clean and hilly. An amazing view over the fjord at the top. Try out the free outdoor cinema that's once a year in the late summer days. But it gets full quickly. ...  more »
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  • September 23, 2016
    Nice, hilly park which is good for exercising or just general park life. Some nice ponds and a nice view from the top of the hill.
  • March 27, 2017
    Chill place where you can work out
  • January 12, 2017
    love the tufte the parks, especially npr they are inside a park where there is the possibility to run a bit too:-)
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  • August 11, 2016
    Best fitness Department. Do not need other than clothes, always someone else by, so the environment rubs positive energy.
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