Oscarshall is one of the most beautiful historic castles in the surroundings of Oslo.
Oscarshall is located in the small fjord Frognerkilen on Bygdøy nearby Oslo.
Oscarshall is regarded as Norway's neo-Gothic showpiece and a monument to mid-19th century Norwegian art. Terraces with fountains at different levels lead down to the water.
In the mid-19th century King Oscar I had the pleasure palace built on rising ground above the innermost arm of the Oslo Fjord. The interior was wholly constructed and decorated by Norwegian artists and artisans.
The walls of the dining hall are decorated with paintings by Joachim Frich. Since 1863 it has been at the King's disposal.
Guided tours of Oscarshall (in Norwegian) are held every hour during opening hours. The final tour starts at 4 pm.
Group tours are also available, but must be booked ahead of time.