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Norway's largest public library
Deichmanske bibliotek is a public library, the largest in Norway. It offers an excellent collection of books in all genres, for individuals, institutions, students and the general public. The Grünerløkka branch of the library is known for its special section of comics.
The Multilingual Library of the Deichmanske bibliotek has volumes in over 35 languages. In addition to multilingual collections, the library also offers graphic novels, videos, DVD’s and audio books. There’s even a department for kids and youth, with excellent cultural programming that completes the experience.
The Grünerløkka branch offers events such as children’s theater, storytelling, exhibitions, lectures, readings, outdoor cinema and the Oslo Comics Expo.
The library has numerous other branches around Oslo and Norways.
The area around Bislett, Norway’s most famous stadium, is more popular among the wealthy, mainly for its strategic location, about 2 km from Old Town district of St. Hans Haugen. There are many popular bars here, which get crowded when the stadium houses sporting events. After the game, relax in the St. Hanshaugen Park. Not far from the stadium, the Gamle Aker kirke, built over an old silver mine, is an important historic landmark.Find out more about Bislett
Bygdøy is one of the most scenic landscapes in Oslo, with a rich cultural legacy and history. You’ll find here some of the best museums in Norway, including the Kon-Tiki Museum, with vessels and maps from the Kon-Tiki expedition; the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History; the Norwegian Maritime Museum and the ship Fram; and the Viking Ship Museum. Oslo’s best beaches are on the peninsula as well, including a popular nudist beach. Another attractions is the Oscarshall castle.Find out more about Bygdøy
Frogner was named after Frogner Manor, a splendid estate in the Frogner Park that houses the Oslo City Museum. The park is one of the main tourist attractions in Oslo, as home of the world famous Vigeland Sculpture Park, with 212 sculptures all designed by Gustav Vigeland. In the same borough you’ll find the Uranienborg Church and a number of embassies down south. The most expensive residential area in the city, Frogner is home to many popular bars, lounges, and upscale fashion boutiques.Find out more about Frogner
Formerly a working class district, Grünerløkka is today popular with the young, as it’s dotted with small cafés, pubs, small fashion and designer shops, as well as chic parks. Locals come here to find bargains and unique items, and maybe take a walk in Sofienbergparken and Kuba. Oslo’s bohemian neighborhood has a flourishing nightlife as well, with a mix of people. Attractions in the area also include the Munch Museum, Sofienberg church, and the University Botanical Garden at Tøyen.Find out more about Grünerløkka
Majorstuen (Majorstua) is Oslo’s transportation hub, and a trendy shopping area as well. Bogstadveien is one of the most popular shopping streets in Oslo, ideal for fashion shopping, with boutiques lining up along the street all the way to Slottsparken. The area is also known for its budget dining options, as well as lively pubs and cafés.Find out more about Majorstuen
The Sentrum is the heart of the city, a historic district that attracts tourists with such landmarks as the Akershus Festning; Royal Palace; Opera House; as well as important museums such as the National Gallery; the Nobel Peace Center inside the former Oslo Vestbanestasjon; and the Henrik Ibsen Museum. You can also relax in Oslo’s central park Slottsparken, or enjoy shopping on Karl Johans Gate.Find out more about Sentrum
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