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Oslo City Hall

Situated right on the Waterfront of the city you’ll find the main administrative body and the seat of the City Council.

The red brick building was constructed between 1931 and 1950, with an interruption during the Second World War.

Designed by architects Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson and decorated by over twenty local artists it’s truly a magnificent work of art.

The two towers, both over 60 meters tall, are housing the various municipal offices while various events and ceremonies take place in the connecting building.

The most important event held in the Oslo City Hall is definitely the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, which takes place every December.

The prize ceremony is held in the main hall decorated by Henrik Sørensen and Alf Rolfsen.

The floor and parts of the walls are clad in marble while the room has a series of wall paintings depicting Norway and Oslo between the wars and also during the Second World War occupation.

The murals in the City Hall depict the growth of commercial activity in the city together with the rise of the labor movement and they are a beautiful description of the country’s past, present, and future.

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