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Oscarshall, a hidden pearl in Bygdøy, Oslo

Oscarshall is a small castle built by the commision from King Oscar II and his German queen... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Oslo, Norway
cute little summer palace

Oscarshall was built in the late 19 th century close to the sea. It is a small palace with a pretty... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Matthias W
Geneva, Switzerland
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The summer palace of Oscarshall is located on the peninsula of Bygdøy in Oslo. It is open for visitors during the summer season. The palace was commissioned by King Oscar I and Queen Joséphine, and was completed in 1852. Many Norwegian contemporary...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Oscarshallveien 15, Oslo 0287, Norway
+47 952 86 155
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Oscarshall is a small castle built by the commision from King Oscar II and his German queen Joséphine. The palace is opened to the public as a museum. One of the finest examples of neo-Gothic architechture in Norway. You can see the interior only by...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Oscarshall was built in the late 19 th century close to the sea. It is a small palace with a pretty cute romantic interior. You can only visit the palace with a guided tour, when i was there it was only held in Norwegian and...More

1  Thank Matthias W
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Easy to get to on public transportation. Take Bus 30 to the folk museum. Across the street from the Folk Museum is a fruit and vegetable stand. To the left of the stand is a foot path. Take the foot path to the palace-not far....More

4  Thank lovinretirement2015
Reviewed 9 September 2017

What a glorious place to visit. Hidden in parkland on the edge of Oslo s main harbour. We cycled there on a nice sunny day from the marina where we had our camper. We found out the next tour was in 45 minutes but it...More

2  Thank robert w
Reviewed 9 August 2017

While Norway was part of Sweden the Swedish king Oscar II wanted to build a summercastle for him and his Queen, and so he did. This was about 185. And the Castle looks romantic Close to the Fjord. Really like a Castle in a Walt...More

1  Thank Henrik I
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Yes you do need to check opening hours and it is only possible to go inside with a guide. The tour was in Norwegian but that would have been fine. The guide, however, gave us an English version too. Such a very kind thing to...More

1  Thank marley74London
Reviewed 19 June 2017

It is only possible to visit this small beautiful Castle inside on a guided tour, The opening hours and the season is very Limited. Our guided tour was only in Norwegian. Beware of lots of stairs! If you understand Norwegian, the guided tour is well...More

2  Thank Ingeborg56
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

It looks like a beautiful place, but if there are any Norwegian speaking people on the tour, the tour is given in Norwegian only and there's no English option. The tour is given every hour, it's 50 minutes long, and after 30 minutes of complete...More

3  Thank James D
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This is a beautiful small castle in Bygdoy in lush surroundings. It overlooks the picturesque marina and is free to walk around the gardens but there is a charge to go inside the castle and you are not allowed to take photos inside either. Beware...More

1  Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 23 September 2015

This is a typical Norwegian castle - down-to-earth, small, not flamboyant. It is only opened limited hours and months. The tours are given in different languages depending on the crowd. Unfortunately when I was there, 3 people spoke Norwegian so I was overruled. They did...More

1  Thank Kathy_R-Philly
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