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Oscarshall

Oscarshallveien 805, Oslo 287, Norway
+47 952 86 155
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Check the opening hours before going there.

It is only possible to visit this small beautiful Castle inside on a guided tour, The opening hours... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ingeborg56
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Don't go if you don't speak Norwegian

It looks like a beautiful place, but if there are any Norwegian speaking people on the tour, the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James D
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The summer palace of Oscarshall is located on the peninsula of Bygdøy in Oslo. The palace was commissioned by King Oscar I and Queen Joséphine, and was completed in 1852. Many Norwegian contemporary artists received commissions during the building of Oscarshall, and today it stands as a monument to Norwegian art and applied art from the 19th century. The palace, with its secondary buildings and surrounding park, is considered to be one of the finest examples of Neo-Gothic architecture in Norway and is one of the country’s most important embodiments of the National Romantic style so popular in Norway during the period. The palace is open to the public every summer. In addition to the palace itself, visitors may also visit the Queen Joséphine Gallery and the surrounding park.
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1 week ago
“Check the opening hours before going there.”
2 weeks ago
“Don't go if you don't speak Norwegian”
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Oscarshallveien 805, Oslo 287, Norway
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+47 952 86 155
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is only possible to visit this small beautiful Castle inside on a guided tour, The opening hours and the season is very Limited. Our guided tour was only in Norwegian. Beware of lots of stairs! If you understand Norwegian, the guided tour is well...More

Thank Ingeborg56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It looks like a beautiful place, but if there are any Norwegian speaking people on the tour, the tour is given in Norwegian only and there's no English option. The tour is given every hour, it's 50 minutes long, and after 30 minutes of complete...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This is a beautiful small castle in Bygdoy in lush surroundings. It overlooks the picturesque marina and is free to walk around the gardens but there is a charge to go inside the castle and you are not allowed to take photos inside either. Beware...More

Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This is a typical Norwegian castle - down-to-earth, small, not flamboyant. It is only opened limited hours and months. The tours are given in different languages depending on the crowd. Unfortunately when I was there, 3 people spoke Norwegian so I was overruled. They did...More

Thank Kathy_R-Philly
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Orscarshall has recently been refurbished and is now an absolute gem of a place to visit. With a new café it is also possible to enjoy the wait for the next available round of guided tours of the royal summer residence. With competent guides, lovely...More

Thank EiWiSu
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Oscarshall is a small gem, a fantasy castle which has yet to be discovered by the general public. Open for summer 2015 Wed-Sun 11-17. Entry to the grounds is free, tickets for hourly guided tours are sold if you want to go inside. The buildings...More

Thank L T
Reviewed 1 March 2015

You need to follow a guided tour to visite, and the attraction is only open a few hours a few days a week. Be sure to check out the opening times before you go. The gardens around is worth checking out if you're early -...More

Thank EllenChr
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

The guided tour inside Oscarshall is a great way to spend your time at bygdøy. We had a spectacular guide who took the experience from decent to excellent. Make sure to explore the premises before or after the tour.

2  Thank Fredric E
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Those with a little knowledge of Norwegian history are aware that the unions with Sweden and Denmark left Norway in a poor estate both economically and in all other social aspects. Hence, palaces and grand buildings are a rarity in Norway. The Oscarshall Summer Palace...More

2  Thank AuroraPolaris
Reviewed 2 December 2016
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