Which country is Oslo in?
The lively capital of Norway is located in an enchanting fjord location on the Oslo Fjord of the same name and is surrounded by forests. About 599,509 inhabitants live in the city of Oslo – in the Oslo conurbation even about 1.9 million. Many sights contribute to the special flair of Oslo. The most important attraction is probably the Old Town followed by the fortress Akershus. Oslo offers experiences for young and old: Viking ships, Norwegian Local History Museum, Holmenkollen ski Jump, Vigeland Park, Fram Museum or the Kon-Tiki Museum.
The surrounding area of Oslo also has a lot to offer. Just a few minutes by car from the center, in the Akershus district, the rural surrounding area, there is a diverse selection of museums, galleries and other attractions. Oslo is a city with many faces and is known far beyond the country’s borders for its art, science, business and sports events. A wide range of offers attracts many visitors to the city all year round. Did you know that Oslo was voted “Europe’s Green City” in 2019? Oslo is considered the environmental capital with its many parks and green areas.
The city was founded around the year 1000. At the end of the 13th century, it became the imperial capital for the first time under Håkon Magnusson. After the city burned down in the 17th century, the Danish King Christian IV had it rebuilt in a checkerboard pattern below the Akershus fortress and gave it the name Christiania. Since 1925, Norway’s capital has been called Oslo again.
The city has its own patron saint, St. Hallvard. He was a peasant son who was murdered by three bandits in 1043 because he wanted to protect a woman from them. After his body drifted back to the surface of Drammensfjord despite a heavy fortified millstone, he was canonized, and is still honored today on May 15.
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