"Welcome to OSLO" Oslo by Leipzig

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The city is located on the coast at the head of Oslofjord, in the southeast part of Norway. Founded about year 1000. The city was destroyed by fire in 1624. From 1624 to 1924 the city was known as Kristiania in honour of King Christian IV of Denmark who initiated the rebuilding. (Norway became independent in 1905, after having been in union with first Denmark, then Sweden from 1814.) The oldest part of the city, still existing, is found close to Akershus Castle. Ruins of the original city is found further east.
Today, there are only 450,000 people living in Oslo.

  • Last visit to Oslo: Jul 2000
  • Intro Updated Oct 12, 2003
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  • imeley's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2005 at 6:19 AM

    Yes, Norway is an expensive country to travel, why not explore South East Asia. It's cheaper! Beside there's a spiritual aura in people, culture & architecture. (old and new). Best of luck..!

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2004 at 12:29 PM

    That ski jump is amazing! Nice page Chris, Love to make it to Norway one day, as you said, it is so expensive. (~_~)

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2004 at 8:42 PM

    Living now where there is none, I love seeing harbours and walking around them. The restaurant sounds great. What an amazing ski jump.. shame about the fog.

  • jonkb's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2004 at 12:19 AM

    Fog - The everlasting problem with Holmenkollen. Always fog.

  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2003 at 2:28 AM

    Very appealing city. And Holmenkollen is a "must" for me.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2003 at 2:34 PM

    hoher Lebensstandard, teures Pflaster...trotzdem, ich denke Oslo is richtig schoen....thanx for sharing Chris

  • shdw100's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2003 at 5:56 AM

    Could not pay me enough to jump off that ski jump! I have always wanted to visit Oslo....looks wonderful!

  • truus_s's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2003 at 9:46 AM

    Great ...like me Oslo!! I would like to go here. Thanks

  • Henkster's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2003 at 7:01 AM

    Wieder ne tolle Seite! Ist das wirklich die "teuerste Stadt der Welt"??

  • MissyWQ's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2002 at 6:29 AM

    Wonderful page.

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