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Vigelandsparken, Oslo: 138 reviews and 305 photos

  The sundial in Vigelandsparken
by Maria_75

This is perhaps the most famous touristattraction in Oslo, situated in Frognerparken, a beautiful park, near Majorstua.

On the other side of the park, from the main entrance, is the wheel of life and the sundial.This is an amazing calendar that shows the time and date by a shadow moving over the sundial. This sculpture was completed around 1930.

The wheel of life was completed in 1933-1934. It is another symbol on the cycle of eternity in mankind. You can find children, men and women holding on to each other, with all kinds of passions and moods.

The whole park is really amazing, and it is an relaxed atmosphere here. Everytime I go to the park I see something new, and there is always something that touches me.

You can see couples in love strolling around, but only seeing eachother. Families walking their dog, tourists taking pictures, schoolclasses drawing the sculptures or children climbing and playing on the sculptures. This is really the essence of the park. It is open and welcoming, and it is for everyone. But the best of all is that you don't just have to look at it through a glass, you can touch it and be a part of it.

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Address: Nobelsgt. 32
Directions: Take the metro, bus or tram to Majorstua.
Phone: (+47) 23 49 37 00
Website: http://www.museumsnett.no/vigelandmuseet/eindex.htm

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 30, 2004
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