Oslo Town Hall
Street address: N-0037 Oslo, Norway
Mailing address: Postboks 1453 Vika, N-0116 Oslo
Telephone: 47 2286 1600
Fax: 47 2241 6076
E-mail: [email protected]
Proprietor: Oslo City Council
Contact: Per Ditlev-Simonsen Mayor
Telephone: 47 2286 1840
Opening hours: Office hours Mon-Fri, closed Sat-Sun
This monumental building dominates the harbour area of Oslo. The building was designed by Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Paulsson and took over 20 years to build. It contains a number of murals and wood-carvings of exceptional quality, which were begun in the 1930s and, interrupted by the Second World War, only finished in the 1950s.
Around the Rådhus are also a number of fine statues and the architectural details of the building itself are solid examples of 20th-century Norwegian public sculpture on a grand scale. The sculptures and images depict a range of subjects from Norwegian mythology through to modern events such as the resistance to the Nazi occupation.