The Norwegian Parliament is housed in this very unique architectural building. What is also unique is that this building like the Royal palace is very accessible and can be walked right up to, very surprising in this age of high security elsewhere. The building is open for guided tours on week days.
This impressive building is situated on Karl Johans Gate, the home of the Norwegian National Assembly. Storting, or The Stortinget means Big Thing!
Completed in 1850, the architect was Emil Victor Langlet. There was a competition for the best design plan, and this had already been awarded to a partnership. Langlet, who'd been holidaying in Italy when the competition was set, submitted a late entry, his design being so superior, he was given the prize.
When Parliament is sitting, the Public Galleries are open for visits, and there are guided tours.
July to Mid August daily at 10.00hrs, 11.30 and 1300hrs.
Mid August to June open Saturdays only.
Tel 23 31 31 80 for details
The webpage , www.stortinget.no gives useful information about tours, history etc.
For more details about Norwegian Parliament, its history, political parties etc etc check out
The parliament is situated in the middle of Karl Johansgate. It was built in 1861-66 by the swedish architect Emil Victor Langlet.
In February 1814 the Danish Crown Prince Christian Frederik called together the most influential men in Norway to an assembly at Eidsvoll, and after months of discussions the Constitution was signed and sealed on the 17th of May 1814.
The same day, Christian Frederik was elected King of a free, sovereign and independent Norway. With this, Norway had established its Constitution and founded its national assembly - the Storting, and 17th of May has been celebrated as the nationalday of Norway ever since.
Click here to see pictures from the national day
It is possible to take a guided tour of the Storting, also in english. Approximately 25 000 people visit the Storting and get guided tours each year.
Stortinget is the parliament building, an imposing chunk of neo-Romanesque architecture that was completed in 1866.
The entry fee is free :) but it doesn't always open so check out their website for the correct time.
Very beautifull building... elegant and charming! The Parliament building is located on a small hill about half way down the Karl Johan Street and was finished around 1850 (or maybe 1866?) Made of yellow bricks with huge windows. Interior is richly decorated also.
Continuing your walk up Karl Johans Gate you will find the Norway Parliment buiding. If you have beautiful weather like we did you will be able to get a great photo of Parliment. You can take tours of the Parliment building although we did not.
In the middle of Karl Johans gate there is the Storting: the Parlament Building. It was built by the Swedish architect V.Langlet between 1857 and 1866. It was restored in 1965 and it was decorated by the most important Norwegians artists.
Built in 1866, this building hosts the Norwegian Parliament and is located along the famous Karl Johans Road. Admission to visit the interior is free. Guided tours of 1 hour duration are offered, check out the times on the board on the gates.
The Stortinget is the Norwegian parliament and the place where laws are passed. it's an impressive building with two lion statues at its main entrance guarding the central tower-like part . Strangely enough the architect of this building was Swedish, not Norwegian: Emil Victor Langlet, who completed it in 1866.
The Parliament building can occasionally be visited, on Saturdays only, though, and by guided tour only. Here is some more precise information.
Guided tours of the Parliament Building:
Every Saturday from 9 September to 9 December 2006, from 6 January to 31 March and from 14 April to 9 June 2007
Time: 10.00, 11.30 and 13.00 (Norwegian/English). Free of charge. use the Akersgaten entrance at the back of the Parliament Building.
Stortinget is the national parliament of Norway. Norway is a kingdom and a parliamentary monarchy. If you're visiting its capital city Oslo in the weekend, you have a great chance to visit the parliament for free, too; plus, you get a free guidance in English and a great inside into the Norwegian history.
More current info here:
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