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Oslo City Hall

The Oslo City Hall was build between 1931 and 1950 in a mixed modernist-historic style. On December 10th every year the Nobel Peace is awarded in the main hall of the building (pictures 2, 4). While looking relatively unpretentious from the outside, the inner decoration of this brick building is pretty impressive. Over forty artists from Norway worked on the wall paintings and sculptures to design a “palace for the people” (picture 5). The building is still in active use today. While the two towers house many offices of the city administration (picture 1), the city parliament is meeting on the first floor in the center part of the building (picture 3). The city hall is open every day in summer from 09:00 to 18:00 and in winter from 09:00 to 16:00. Don’t miss it if you visit Oslo!

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Undredal at the Nærøyfjord

Undredal is a small village situated at the majestic Nærøyfjord in Western Norway. Up until 1988 the remote settlement was accessible solely by water. Nonetheless people used to live here for centuries, cultivating the rich soil and living off sheep herding. It is famous for a delicious kind of cheese named Geinost, consisting of goat milk. Also in Undredal you can find the smallest Viking church in whole of Norway, it has only forty seats (picture 6).

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