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Medieval Oslo Walk: From Ashes To Rebirth

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Looking for an adventure that could bring you off the beaten track, away from the large crowds at the main tourist attractions and show you colorful, lively neighborhoods only known by locals? Stop searching! This Medieval Oslo Walk tour is made for you!
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Ruins of Medieval Oslo
  • See the Statue of Viking King Harald III
  • Enjoy the Colourful Wooden Houses of Kampen
  • Experience East Oslo as Local
Full description
The medieval town burned down back in 1624, causing the rebuilding of a new city several miles away from Oslo’s original site, which today is Oslo's city center. The archaeological evidence from the past can still be seen today, perfectly intertwined with parks, streets, and buildings that exist there today.

Beginning with impressive ruins of medieval churches and barracks, your tour will bring you on a journey following the footsteps of the thousands of women and men who helped rebuild Oslo from the ashes 400 years ago. Hear the great story of a graveyard known for being the resting place of hundreds of seamen. At the bottom of the beautiful Ekeberg Hill, encounter the 500-year-old hospital that witnessed an epic battle against the imposing Swedish army. Heard that the Vikings are gone? Think again! Norway’s last Viking king and founder of Oslo lives on, in statue form that is. Recount his tale and learn about his impact on Oslo. At the top of Kampen, learn about the area nicknamed “Oslo’s Petrograd.” In Tøyen, the stories of the artists, craftsmen, and workers who returned Eastern Oslo to its former glory will be no secret to you! Last but not least, East Oslo is where a world-famous Norwegian artist found inspiration for one of his most prized works, you will learn about him and his work.

So once you’ve said, “been there, done that” to Oslo’s top tourist attractions, see something “new” in town! Whether you are interested in history, architecture or modern cultural vibes, one thing is certain after your Medieval tour, you will be able to brag to your friends by saying: “I know Oslo”.

Includes
  • Guided Walking Tour of Oslo
What’s Not Included
  • Gratitudes (Optional)

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Meeting point

Ruinparken, on the corner of Bispegate & Oslo gate – located at St. Hallvards Plass

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OURWAY Tours Oslo

Product ID: 219636