Aker Brygge, Oslo

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    Akker Brygge Area

    by mirchica Updated May 28, 2013

    The pedestrian zone along the harbour is called Akker Brygge and is famous with its restaurants and cafes. I bet it's really pleasant to have a walk during the sunny summer but at -13 degrees with strong wind along the fjord it's better just to skip it.

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    Aker Brygge - statues.

    by Regina1965 Updated May 17, 2013

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    There are quite a lot of statues and art-work by Aker Brygge. One of which is a man walking on stilts in the ocean.

    On one square there is a polar-bear, a big snail and all kinds of statues - and not far from those statues are explicit statues of naked ladies - there are so many naked statues in Oslo, it took me by surprise. Men find it particularly interesting to have their photo taken by this statue - and one can only imagine where their hands are positioned ;)

    There is also the statue of Sri Chinmoy by The Eternal Peace Flame and a lot of other statues and small fountains and creeks. Kudos to Oslo for a job well done on Aker Brygge.

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    Aker Brygge The Eternal Peace Flame.

    by Regina1965 Updated Apr 23, 2013

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    On Aker Brygge stands the Eternal Peace Flame with a flame that never gets extinguished. It was originally situated at the Pier of Honour at Oslo harbour, and was given to Oslo by Sri Chinmoy in 2001. It was moved to its current location at Akerbrygge in 2002. Sri Chinmoy visited it at its new location in 2003.

    A statue of Sri Chinmoy was unveiled in October 2008 by the flame.

    It is amazing really and everybody stops there, especially tourists taking their photo by the flame, I included. Who doesn´t want peace?

    Aker Brygge is on of the most crowded areas in Oslo, especially at night, so this is a perfect spot for people to be able to see The Eternal Flame and to pray for peace.

    When I was visiting in April 2013 the statue wasn´t there?

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    Aker Brygge

    by Airpunk Written Mar 25, 2013
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    This quarter was once part of a big shipyard, neighbouring one of the poorest areas in Oslo. After the shipyard closed, the area has seen a transformation which began in n1982. Today, it has been reconstructed and is one of the more expensive places in the Norwegian capital. A couple of 19th century industrial buildings survive to this date with a new fucntion, most however are late 20th / early 21st century glass and steel monsters. Shops, restaurants, cafés and venues are the dominating sight at Aker Brygge. It's a good place to spend some time, but unless you have a lot of money, not the best place for spending it..
    Typical for such new, reconstructed quarters, you can find a lot of sculptures and artwork on the streets. The Eternal Flame of Peace was given to the city by Sri Chinmoi in 2001, a statue of him was unveiled in 2008. The iconous clock which has the shape of a lighthouse marks the entrance to the new-refurbished quarter. It was the original clock from the shipyard. All of them are popular photo motives.

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    There should be only one reason

    by Assenczo Written Oct 4, 2012
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    The rehabilitated harbour front is the place to be on a hot summer night; the whole of Oslo seems to have come here clad in its best wardrobe pieces. There are myriad of restaurants and all of them are full. For those in favour of outdoor entertainment, there is the “Dancing under the Stars” spot where people let their inhibitions disappear and follow the rhythm. Most surprising, especially after a visit at the folk museum across the water on Bygdoy, was the choice of music of the middle-aged populace in contemporary Norway. It is rock’n’roll! Can you believe it!

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    Aker Brygge - by the harbour.

    by Regina1965 Updated Jul 1, 2012

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    Aker Brygge harbour is one of the most "happening" spots in Oslo. And the most popular place in Norway. It is situated by the ocean right opposite Akerhus festning and from here ferries, boats and ships travel to and from the islands of The Oslo fjord and further on to Denmark f.ex. It is a really hip place with myriads of restaurants, bars and cafés and a shopping center. There are 70 shops here and 50 restaurants.

    It is a lovely area really, with so many statues and it is just bustling with life. I love sitting here in a restaurant by the window just looking at the people go by. On the other side of Aker Brygge, not facing the castle, there are even more restaurant and bars, where it is lovely to sit in the evenings in the sun. This is where the young, "hip" people go.

    Here you can find "The Eternal Peace Flame" (see my tip).

    Aker Brygge is definitely the place to be if you want to meet people or just be around other people.

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    Aker Brygge - Clock Tower.

    by Regina1965 Updated Jun 5, 2012

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    There is a big clock in Aker Brygge which is kind of a center-piece of the harbour. The clock stands by Pipervika seafront as you enter Aker Brygge - and everybody has its photo taken in front of the clock.

    The clock tower looks like a light-house and some even think it is a toilet and try to open the door of the clock lol.

    The clock is so majestic somehow both day and night.

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    Aker Brygge

    by HORSCHECK Updated Feb 4, 2012

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    Aker Brygge is one of the newer parts of Oslo. It was built on the grounds of the old shipyards. The area is packed with shops, theatres, cinemas and many restaurants and cafes at the harbour front.

    Especially on hot sunny summer evenings the cafes and restaurants are crowded with locals and tourists, who like to enjoy Oslo's expensive beer.

    In 2002 an Eternal Peace Flame was installed at the so called Pier of Honor of Aker Brygge

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    Aker Brygge is situated in the harbour of Oslo, just west of the Town Hall.
    Tram: 10, 12 - Aker Brygge

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    Aker harbour a waterfront pearl in Oslo.

    by Hildeal Updated Mar 26, 2011

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    when you're in Oslo you have to see Aker Brygge (Aker harbour). There are plenty of restaurants along the harbour and sometimes a fairground for the kids is present.

    it was previously the site of an important engineering yard, Aker Mekanisk Verksted, which closed in 1982, this 62000 m2 waterfront erea in Oslo centre became one of Europe's most exciting urban development projects.
    Note: the waitresses working along the harbour are usually swedish

    update: they’re all Swedish!

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    Aker Brygge

    by georeiser Written Jan 30, 2011

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    Aker Brygge, west of Pipervika in Oslo, was earlier a part of the ship yard Aker Mekaniske Verksted. The whole area was called Holmen.
    The ship yard was shut down in 1982 and rebuild to a large shopping center and many apartment buildings. It is a popular harbour area with a shopping center and many outdoors restaurants along the waterside.
    Aker Brygge has a small boat harbour and a terminal for the ferries.

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    Aker Brygge: Eternal Peace Flame

    by darkjedi Written Jul 20, 2008

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    The Eternal Peace Flame was initially installed as a temporary donation to the city of Oslo from Sri Chinmoy. The original location was at the Pier of Honor, which is the pier of the King of Norway

    The Eternal Peace Flame is a striking engineering marvel with numerous state-of-the-art controls enabling it to stay alight even during the most inclement weather

    In 2002, the Eternal Peace Flame was installed permanently at Aker Brygge, a complex on the Oslo Harbor frequented by hundreds of thousands of people each year

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    Aker Brygge

    by darkjedi Updated Jul 20, 2008

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    Aker Brygge is former shipyard area in Oslo harbour, right next to the City Hall and its plaza. In the last two decades a large development program was launched and today the area has been turned into a big centre with shops, restaurants, bars and pubs. At a cost of over 2.3 million Kroner, This is now one of Oslos most popular attractions with over 6 million visitors a year.

    The area is packed with shops, theatres, cinemas and many restaurants and cafes all along the waterfront harbour. Especially on hot sunny summer evenings the cafes and restaurants are crowded with locals and tourists, who like to enjoy Oslo's expensive beer.

    Be aware that because of its presige as the place to be seen in Oslo, prices are considerably higher than almost anywhere else in town so be warned.

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    Make New Friends and Souvenir Shop

    by Donna_in_India Updated Mar 19, 2008

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    Aker Brygge is the pedestrian only zone on Olso's Harbour. Filled with restaurants, pubs, and lots of little souvenir shops where you can pick up postcards, and assorted knick-knacks to bring home. Lots of fun to walk around. There is also a mall (http://www.akerbrygge.no/index.html) with such shops as Benetton, The Body Shop, etc.

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    The Eternal Peace Flame

    by suvanki Updated Aug 4, 2007

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    The Eternal Peace Flame, Aker Brygge, Oslo
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    This attractive piece of artwork, was originally intended to be a temporary monument , dedicated to 'Goodwill and International Co-Operation' and donated to the City of Oslo, by Sri Chinmoy.

    (Sri Chinmoy born 1931 in East Bengal- (Bangladesh) . Spiritual leader, athlete , philosopher and humanitarian. Founder of World Harmony Run)

    On June 9th 2001, the instillation was witnessed by 1500 people including dignitaries and athletes. The original location was at the Pier of Honour (or The Pier of The King of Norway) which had a 180 degree view over the harbour of Oslo. Thousands of people visited the flame, and completed a register with messages of hope for Peace, and appreciation of the monument.

    The flame was moved to its present site at the end of Aker Brygge, and re dedicated on September 12th 2002.

    Apparently Sri Chinmoy visited this site in 2003 for the first time, and was inspired to give an impromtu concert by playing his flute!

    It was quite an impressive sight, with the shining steel and flame glowing against the snow, and ice covered harbour. Lots of high tech engineering work has gone into ensuring that the flame burns, no matter how grim the weather is.

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    Aker Brygge - Things to see

    by suvanki Updated Aug 4, 2007

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    Aker Brygge is a pleasant place to wander around. A place where you can spend as much or little time and money as you want.

    Even without spending a Kroner, you can have a nice time enjoying the sights of the quirky statues and artwork, and people watching. A popular past time seemed to be posing for photos with some of the statues!

    We visited Aker Brygge twice during our short stay, and enjoyed walking around in the snow. We didn't venture into the shopping mall, but enjoyed a couple of visits to Albertines Cafe Bar for a warming hot chocolate.

    If You find Rorbua - a restaurant/bar with a nautical theme, check out the wooden seats and fittings - Sivs' (Vter Ruffen) Father designed and made these!
    We didn't get to eat in here as we'd planned - (Ruffen had been so helpful before my trip - even checking the temperature outside her flat, when I enquired 'how cold was cold in Oslo'!- that I felt it was only right to check out her Dads work) as it was closed at the time we were there - it looked a great place though

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