"Slottet (Det Kongelige Slottet)" Royal Palace Tip by bpwillet

Royal Palace, Oslo: 54 reviews and 89 photos

  The Royal Palace
by bpwillet

Overlooking the city center on top of a hill, Karl Johans Gate gives a direct view of the city below. Building began in 1818 after King Karl Johan decided that he wanted a royal residence upon gaining the Swedish-Norwegian crown. Exteriors by Lieutenant H D F Lintostow and interiors were done by H E Schirmer and JH Nebelong in 1836. Completed in 1848 and inaugurated by King Oscar I as Karl Johan had already died. During the period of union with Sweden, 1814-1905, the Palace was used only during the King's visits to Oslo. It did not become a permanent residence for the royal family until 1905, when Danish Prince Carl agreed to become King of Norway, assuming the name of Haakon VII. Many renovations and resorations have been completed throughout the 20th century. Statue of King Karl in front of the palace was done by Brynjulf Bergslien in 1875
Guided tours only, tickets can be bought from post offices from the end of June-mid August.

Address: Drammensveien 1
Phone: +4722048700
Website: http://www.kongehuset.no

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 2, 2005
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