located south of the city hall. During summer the area is very noisy and vibrant. There are outdoor restaurants and bars almost everywhere. Be sure to get some tasty seafood (or whatever else you like to eat) while you are there, or just enjoy your cold beer in the summer sea-breeze. Be advised that this is also the most expensive area in Oslo to dine or drink, so unless the weather is good, you can just as well stay indoors somewhere else. Sven's, located near Vika Atrium, offers a fast food
version of a traditional dietary staple - lutefisk. Sides include herring, pickled vegetables, and salted meats. Because of the amount of lye used to treat the food, be prepared to sign a waiver designating power of attorney upon entry. Closed Mondays. You are also close to most of the restaurants, bars, or nightclubs located within the city center. A key reference point will be '''Stortingsgaten''', running parallel to '''Karl Johans gate''', both running eastwards from the '''Royal Palace''' (this is also the main shopping area). While both of these streets have a few restaurants and nightclubs, most will be found in one of the side-streets running out from them, or parallel to them. It doesn't matter much where you start, you will find restaurants, bars, and nightclubs almost anywhere from the subway station Nationaltheatret at the west, to far beyond Oslo central railroad station on the east. There are several other areas, such as '''Grünerløkka''' (tram 11-12-13 to Nybrua, Schous plass, Olaf Ryes plass or Birkelunden), '''Majorstuen''' (T-bane, tram 11-12-19 or bus 20-22-25-45-46 to Majorstua), and '''Grønland''' (T-bane to Grønland, bus 37 to Tøyengata or bus 60 to Norbygata) that are worth checking out. Be advised that nearly all bars and nightclubs close at the same time, so if you want to get a taxi back to your hotel, try to leave a few minutes before the rush starts. Budget Torggata Torggata is a good area for budget dining (from Hausmanns gate south to Youngstorget). You will find cheap Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese restaurants and even cheaper kebab-joints and pizzerias, as well as other offerings. It's close to the center, but you can get bus 34 or 54 to Jacob's church (Jacob kirke), or tram 11-12-13-17 bus 30-31-34-54 to Brugata or Hausmanns gate. The closest T-bane station is Grønland (then walk north along Brugata) or Jernbanetorget (then walk north-east). Some great offerings in this area include: * WikiPedia:Oslo Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Oslo Commons:Category:Oslo
and ''Yggdrasill'' by J. Linke. Simek (2007:376). The tree is also referenced in the contemporary science fiction works of Dan Simmons (''Hyperion Cantos'') and is the name of a psychedelic trance DJ. * February 7 – Elizabeth II is proclaimed (Proclamation of accession of Elizabeth II) Queen of the United Kingdom (Monarchy of the United Kingdom) (and her five other Commonwealth realms) at St. James's Palace, London, England. * February 14
Party's representative in the Norwegian Nobel Committee, and in turn withdrew from the party's central board as well as from his position as "senior general". Following the meeting, he published a five-page note, criticising Siv Jensen, and citing his resignation with the "treatment and humilitation" he received from the "party leadership".
, criticising Siv Jensen, and citing his resignation with the "treatment and humilitation" he received from the "party leadership".
The online music service Rhapsody (Rhapsody (online music service)) dates the emergence of the style to the early 80's and experimental bands such as Celtic Frost, who are considered pioneers of the genre. Wagner 2010, pg.109, 117. Rhapsody subsequently traces the history
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September 1995 work Aftenposten language Norwegian accessdate 5 March 2011 page 6 In Oslo, the party cooperated with the Stop Immigration party in the ''Fellesliste mot fremmedinnvandring (Common list against foreign immigration)'', to no success. When it was revealed that Jack Erik Kjuus succeeded his Stop Immigration party with the White Electoral Alliance and introduced a far more radical program, the FLP immediately distanced itself from
first entered a professional stage at the age of 20, namely the highly reputed Chat Noir in Oslo. During the next two decades, she managed to become one of Norway's most famous and beloved singers and entertainers. Throughout the 1950s she had several sing-along radio hits, including "En liten pike i lave sko", "Augustin", and "Tango for to". In the years 1950 to 1954, she was a member of the six-member group The Monn Keys, which also included Arne
had several sing-along radio hits, including "En liten pike i lave sko", "Augustin", and "Tango for to". In the years 1950 to 1954, she was a member of the six-member group The Monn Keys, which also included Arne Bendiksen and Egil Monn-Iversen. Brockstedt holds a reputation as one of the most prominent Alf Prøysen interpreters (Interpreting). The Dynna stone was acquired by the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History in Oslo in 1879
''The Secrets of the Black Arts'' Dark Funeral was founded by guitarists Blackmoon (David Parland) and Lord Ahriman in 1993. Shortly afterwards drummer Draugen and bassist and vocalist Themgoroth joined the band. Their self-titled and self-financed album, ''Dark Funeral (Dark Funeral (album))'', was recorded in 1994 at Dan Swanö's Uni-Sound studio in January. It was released on May 4, the same day the band performed their first gig at Luse Lottes Pub in Oslo, Norway alongside bands
the Nordic Museum on the island of Djurgården near the centre of Stockholm, was inspired by the open-air museum (Norsk Folkemuseum) founded by King Oscar II (Oscar II of Sweden) in Kristiania (Oslo) in 1881 when he created his open-air museum on the hill that dominates the island. Skansen became the model for other early open-air museums in Scandinavia and later ones elsewhere. The name "Skansen" has also been used as a noun to refer to other open-air museums
bought the materials in order to re-erect the church elsewhere. It was acquired by King Oscar II (Oscar II of Sweden), who financed its relocation and restoration as the central building of his private open-air museum near Oslo. The restoration, overseen by architect Waldemar Hansteen, was completed in 1885. In 1907 this early open air museum, the world's first, was merged with the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, which now manages the stave church. The church, however, is still
and re-erect old buildings at large outdoor sites, usually in settings of re-created landscapes of the past. The first one was King Oscar II (Oscar II of Sweden)'s collection near Oslo in Norway, opened in 1881. In 1907 it was incorporated into the Norsk Folkemuseum (Norwegian Museum of Cultural History). Roede, Lars (1993. "The Open-air Museum Idea. An Early Contribution". ''Conference Report of the Association of European Open Air Museums 1991.'' Stockholm ref
and was closed for 2 months for repairs. * *
name Oslo coatofarms Oslo komm.svg county Oslo idnumber 0301 '''Oslo''' ( ) is the capital and the most populous city (List of towns and cities in Norway) in Norway. Oslo constitutes both a county (Counties of Norway) and a municipality (Municipalities of Norway).
Founded around 1000 AD, and established a "kaupstad" or trading place in 1048 by King Harald III (Harald III of Norway), the city was elevated to a bishopric (diocese of Oslo) in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V (Haakon V of Norway) around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 (Kalmar Union) and again from 1536 to 1814 (Denmark–Norway) and with Sweden from 1814 to 1905 (Union between Sweden and Norway) reduced its influence. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, the city was moved closer to Akershus Castle during the reign of King Christian IV (Christian IV of Norway) and renamed '''Christiania''' in his honour. It was established as a municipality (List of municipalities of Norway) (''formannskapsdistrikt'') on 1 January 1838. Following a spelling reform, it was known as '''Kristiania''' from 1877 to 1925, when its original Norwegian name was restored.
Oslo is the economic (Economy of Norway) and governmental (Politics of Norway) centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping. It is an important centre for maritime industries and maritime trade in Europe. The city is home to many companies within the maritime sector, some of which are among the world's largest shipping companies, shipbrokers and maritime insurance brokers. Oslo is a pilot city of the Council of Europe and the European Commission intercultural cities programme.
Oslo is considered a global city and ranked "Beta World City" in studies performed by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network in 2008.
As of January 2014 the city of Oslo has a population of 634,000.