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Oslo has a lot to offer at night, from bars to clubs, it has it all!.

DJs rock the crowd in the covered backyard of this bar-club, which boasts an impressive selection of beers and cocktails. It’s a popular central spot, and on a Monday night it’s really the only place worth considering.

History in Oslo is everywhere, take a look!

The city was originally founded in 1049 by King Harald Hardråda (Harald Hard-Ruler), whose son Olav Kyrre (Olav the Peaceful) set up a cathedral and a corresponding bishopric here. In the late 13th century, King Håkon V created a military presence by building the Akershus Festning (Akershus Fortress) in the hope of deterring the Swedish threat from the east. After the mid-14th-century bubonic plague wiped out half of the country’s population, Norway united with Denmark and, from 1397 to 1624, Norwegian politics and defence were handled from Copenhagen. Oslo slipped into obscurity and, in 1624, it burned to the ground. It was resurrected by King Christian IV, who rebuilt it on a more easily defended site and renamed it Christiania, after his humble self.

Theatres in Oslo, lots of acts to see!

Norway’s showcase theatre, with its lavish rococo hall, was constructed specifically as a venue for the works of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, whose works are still performed here.

Eating out in Oslo is quite the treat!

At 11am sharp, Henrik Ibsen would leave his apartment and walk to Grand Café for a lunch of herring, beer and one shot of aquavit (alcoholic drink made from potatoes and caraway liquor). His table is still here. Don’t worry, though, there’s more than herring on the menu. Take your pick from reindeer, Arctic char, and mussels and chips.

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