The most romantic places in Oslo

Oslo might not be the most popular city in Europe but it does not mean that it does not have nice places to visit. So in this short article we will list some of the nicest and most romantic places you and your loved one can visit during a visit in Oslo.
Romantic Oslo

Our favourite place from our list is the Oslomarka forest. If you love spending time outside in the nature, hiking or skiing in the winter then the perfect place to visit in Oslo is the Oslomarka forest.

Our next favourite is the popular and famous Frogner Park. The Frogner Park gives home to the statues of the sculpture Gustav Vigeland. The park gives home to 212 bronze and granite nudes. The Frogner Park is one of the most lively park in Oslo which is open 24/7 all year.

If you like nature, colourful flowers and various plants then the perfect place to go is the Botanical Gardens of Oslo. The Botanical Gardens opened in 1814 and still one of the most visited places in the city. The Botanical Gardens has separate gardens and even a green house for tropical plants. It is open every day from 7 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon.

Our last place from our list is The International Museum of Children. At the museum kids from over 180 countries created various paintings, drawings and sculptures. The museum is the first one of its kind.

If you want to know more on the programs in Oslo check the following site for more useful information.

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Top events in Oslo in 2015

In this article we will present the best programs in Oslo in 2015. Oslo is the capital and also the largest and most populous city of Norway.
Oslo 2015
Although Oslo is might not be the most popular cities in Europe but it still has plenty of things to check out and countless programs such as the various festivals, concerts and events during the whole year. So in this article we will give some tips on what to do on a visit in Oslo in 2015.

One of the biggest events in Oslo is the ‘Oslo Church Music Festival’ which is a 10 days long event. At the festival visitors can experience a wide range of musical performances of the different churches and cathedrals. This year the ‘Oslo Church Music Festival’ will be held from 6th March to 15th March.

Another popular event in the life of the city is the ‘Nordic World Cup Skiing’ the ski competition which takes place at the famous tourist destination at the Holmenkollen ski jump. The tickets sell out really quickly so if if you want to go it is better to book as soon as possible. This year the ‘Nordic World Cup Skiing’ will be held from 13th March to 15th March 2015.

The annual national holiday of Norway the ‘Nasjonaldagen’ is one of the highlights of the year in the life of Norway. The main event is to walk to The Royal Palace to check the royal family waving from the balcony. This takes place on May 17th!

One of the biggest music festival in Oslo the Norwegian Wood Rock Festival which will take place from 11th June to 13th June in 2015 in the Frogner Park. This is an annual rock event in the city and it attracts thousands of people every year.

In the end of November in the city the Christmas markets will open their gates again which are usually open until the end of December or the beginning of January. The dates of the markets are not confirmed yet. Apart from the markets and festivals and different events in the city Oslo also hosts some of the best concerts during 2015.

In 2015 visitors can enjoy the concerts of the biggest musicians such as Slipknot, Ryan Adams, Nicki Minaj, Sting, Katy Perry, Bryan Adams, Ariana Grande, Toto, Marilyn Manson, Foo Fighters, George Ezra, One Direction, AC/DC, Calvin Harris and so on.

If you want to know more on the various programs and activities in the city such as the concerts, festivals, exhibitions and so on read on here in our Oslo Guide for more information!

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Christmas presents to buy in Oslo

Christmas present OsloWhat presents can you buy in Oslo during a visit and what is the perfect gift you can get in the capital of Norway?

In this article we will list some of the best gift ideas you can get in Oslo. Oslo might not be the most popular European cities but it sure has some nice shops where you can buy some typical or less typical Christmas presents and as an extra in the city around Christmas the Christmas markets appears as well.

At the Christmas market you can get the usual market goodies such as the handmade knitted scarfs, hats gloves which are really useful and practical in the winter but you can also get different toys for children, wooden accessories for the kitchen, various and colourful lamps in different sizes, leather bags, steel and glass works, candles, blankets, Christmas decorations and so on.

If you would prefer buying your presents at a store instead then you must visit the Julehuset (Fritjof Nansens plass 6) which specialised in Christmas gifts. The Julehuset is a Christmas shop where you can get all the traditional and most special Christmas gifts to your loved ones. The shop sells all kind of Christmas decorations, baubles, Christmas tree stands, angels, puppets, napkins, blankets and so on. At Julehuset you can find all the items to make a traditional Norwegian Christmas.

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Calvin Harris concert in Oslo 2015

Calvin Harris OsloNext year in the summer of 2015 Calvin Harris will give a concert in the capital of Norway in Oslo. Calvin Harris is a Scottish singer, songwriter and DJ.

His biggest break through in his career was in 2007 when he released his first debut album the I Created Disco. His second studio album the Ready for the Weekend which he released in 2009 was also a great success and some of the songs from this album such as I’m Not Alone and Ready for the Weekend were number one hits on several charts. Calvin Harris released his latest album the Motion in the beginning of November 2014 and the Motion is the Scottish DJ’s fourth studio album. Calvin Harris is currently on a tour from the end of this year until next year and in this occasion Harris will visit several countries on the world and in this occasion Calvin Harris will give a huge concert next year in Norway too. In Norway the concert will take place in Oslo at the Oslo Spektrum. The concert will be held on Sunday 28th June in 2015. Tickets for the concerts are already available.

If you want to buy tickets for the Calvin Harris event in Oslo Spektrum on June 28th, visit WorldTicketShop.

For more information on other things happening in Oslo, check out this site.

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Foo Fighters Oslo 2015

Foo Fighters OsloThere will be a Foo Fighters concert in the capital of Norway, in Oslo next year in 2015. Foo Fighters is an American rock band which was formed in 1994.

During the years the band went through some line up changes and the current members of the band are Dave Grohl, who is the former member of the band, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins and Chris Schiflett. The band’s latest album the Sonic Highways was released this year in the end of November and this was the band’s eight studio album during their musician career. The Foo Fighters will start a world tour from this December and this is going to be the eighth upcoming world tour of the band. The Sonic Highways World Tour is supporting the band’s latest album the Sonic Highways. During the tour the band will give in total 63 concerts all over the world and the first concert will be on 10th December 2014 and the last one will be held on 7th October in 2015. Foo Fighters will visit the capital of Norway as well. In Oslo the concert will take place at the Telenor Arena and the concert will be held on Wednesday 10th June in 2015. Tickets for the concert are already available.

For more information on the tickets and prices check the following site: WorldTicketShop.

If you want to see and experience Foo Fighters at Wembley Stadium in London instead, you can read more about the two Foo Fighters concerts that will be arranged at Wembley in London here.

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Toto concert in Oslo 2015

Toto OsloToto the American rock band will give a concert in Oslo next year in 2015. Toto is an American rock band which was formed in 1977.

During the years the band went through a lot of line up changes and the current members of the band are Joseph Williams, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Steve Lukather and Keith Carlock but David Hungate and Mike Porcaro are performing with the band during their world tour as guest musicians. Toto is on a world tour from this year, 2014 until next year 2015 and on this occasion the American rock band will visit several countries all over the world. They will give plenty of concerts from North America through Europe to Australia. Toto will also perform in Norway where they will give two concerts in two different cities. One of their concerts will take place in the capital of Norway in Oslo and the other concert will be held in Bergen just the day before the concert in Oslo.

The concert in Oslo will take place at Sentrum Scene and the concert will be on Sunday 7th June in 2015. Tickets for the concerts are already available.

If you want to know more information on the concerts and the prices check the following site: WorldTicketShop.

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Van Gogh and Munch exhibition

Munch museumThis will be the largest exhibition on Van Gogh and Edvard Munch ever mane so far. Check it out in the Munch museum from May 7th till September 6th, in 2015.

Van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist who was born in 1853 and he died in 1890. He is one of the most outstanding painters of the Post-Impressionists and his art work had a great influence of the upcoming generations’ art works. Edvard Munch was a Norwegian Symbolist painter who was born in 1863 and died in 1944. Munch had a great impact on the German Expressionism in the early 20th century. His most famous painting is The Scream which he painted in 1893.

This exhibition shows the similarities between the two painters through their paintings. The exhibition will present more than 100 paintings including the biggest masterpieces of the two painters. Both of them had a really unique way, style and technique at painting. The exhibition Munch and Van Gogh will be held at the Munch Museum in Oslo from 7th May in 2015 until 6th September in 2015, and then it will move to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam from 25th September in 2015 to 17th January in 2016.

This information is taken from the following article in the Amsterdam Guide.

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Top four attractions with children in Oslo

The capital of Norway, Oslo has plenty of attractions and programs to offer for the tourist during a holiday and Norway also has beautiful landscapes and nature. Apart from this it has great cities and the capital of Norway had a wide range of programs to choose from. In this article we will list the top four attractions in Oslo with children.

International Museum of Children’s Art

International Museum of Children’s Art is a lovely museum with a wide collections of various children’s arts from 180 countries. The museum has all kind of textiles, paintings, drawings, sculptures and so on. The museum collects various children’s art works and the museum promotes and prevents the children’s art work worldwide. The Children’s Art museum is open from Tuesday to Thursday from 9.30 to 14.00 and from Saturday to Sunday it is open from 11.00 to 16.00.

International Museum of Children’s Art
Lille Frøens vei 4
0371 Oslo

Childrens Art

Norwegian Museum of Magic

Norwegian Museum of Magic is a museum located in Oslo. The museum focuses on the Norwegian magicians and their work and history. At the museum visitors have the chance to experience magic in a new way and discover more on the life of the Norwegian magicians. The museum sell all kind of various books and magic equipments as well and there are also magic shows on Sundays at 2pm. The museum is open only on Sundays from 13.00 until 16.00.

Norwegian Museum of Magic
Munkedamsveien 65 B, 3 etg.
0270 Oslo

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum is also located in Oslo. The museum includes multiple museums the Botanical Garden, greenhouse, Zoological Museum which shows animals from all around the world and the Mineralogical-Geological Museum which also includes the Paleontological Museum and the only dinosaur museum in Norway as well. The entrance to the Botanical Garden is for free for all the visitors. The museums and the greenhouse are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00 to 16.00.

Natural History Museum
Sars’ gate/Monrads gate, Tøyen
0562 Oslo

Natural History

The Film Museum

The Film Museum is also based in Oslo. At the museum you can explore the history of the film making in Norway through different samples and original instruments and there are also archive films and Norwegian short films presented to the visitors. The museum also has a film shop with different imported films, classics and Norwegian movies as well. The museum is open from Monday to Friday from 10.30 to 17.00 and on Saturday it is open 12.00 to 17.00, on Sunday it is open from 13.00 to 21.00.

Film Museum
Dronningens gate 16
0152 Oslo

Filmmuseum Oslo

Filmmuseum Oslo

These are four great attractions for children. There are of course activities as well very well suitable for families with children, including a visit to Tusenfryd and so on, but that will come in a future article sometime!

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Usher concert in Oslo

Usher is on a world tour from this year, 2014 and he will give plenty of concerts all around world. Usher with the UR Experience tour will start in North-America then later he will be on stage in several European countries as well. Usher is an American singer, songwriter who got world wide known in the late 1990s when he released his second album My Way. In 2004 after releasing his album Confessions brought him an ultimate success in the world of music and made him one of the best selling musician in the 2000s.

Usher 7th studio album Looking 4 Myself came out in 2012. In 2013 Usher mentioned to work on the 8th studio album which will be more similar to his Confessions than to his latest album Looking 4 Myself. In this occasion the UR Experience tour will visit several countries in the world from North American through Europe to Australia. Usher will be on stage in several European countries such as Germany, Finland, France, Norway and so on. In Norway the concert will be held in Oslo at the Oslo Spektrum. Usher will perform on Friday, 20th February in 2015. Tickets for the UR Experience concert tour are already available.

For more information on the tickets and prices check with WorldTicketShop.
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Edward Munch exhibition

The exhibition Through Nature is about Edward Munch’s art work which will be displayed at Munch Museet in Oslo, Norway.

Through nature

The exhibition will show Edward Munch and his art work from a new perspective how it has never seen before. Visitors will have the chance to discover more of the thoughts and meanings behind the paintings and the exhibition will reveal all the secrets and answer all the questions. Edward Munch was a Norwegian painter and printmaker who had a huge impact on the German Expressionism in the early 20th century. He is definitely one of the most outstanding painters of the 20th century. His most well known and famous painting is The Scream which he painted in 1893. At the exhibition visitors will see a wide range of artworks from the painter and the exhibition puts Munch art in a context with natural and historical objects. The museum works in collaboration with the Natural History Museum which lent some objects from its botanical collection for the museum. The Through Nature exhibition will be held in Munch Museet in the heart of Oslo from 26th April 2014 until 4th January 2015.

For more information on the museum and the exhibition check the following site. Information about other Oslo events can be found here.

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