Hanshaugen Religious Walk, Oslo

Learn more about the religious life of Oslo by taking this walking tour of the city’s most important sacred sights. An interesting variety of design, including Protestant and Catholic churches, can be found in Oslo Hanshaugen borough.
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Hanshaugen Religious Walk Map

Guide Name: Hanshaugen Religious Walk
Guide Location: Norway » Oslo (See other walking tours in Oslo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Author: karen
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Maria Bebudelses Orthodox Church

1) Maria Bebudelses Orthodox Church

Maria Bebudelses Kirke, or St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, is a small, unusual place of worship found on Akersbakken, close to the Stortinget in central Oslo. It is built in the traditional Scandinavian style, seen across the world as migrants from the Nordic countries set up their own churches in distant cities. Maria Bebudelses Kirke was built in 1892 to serve a growing Catholic Apostolic congregation. Sadly, whilst Norwegian congregations have survived in far flung places like Spain, the...   view more
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St Olav's Roman Catholic Cathedral

2) St Olav's Roman Catholic Cathedral

St Olav Domkirke is the principal Catholic place of worship in Oslo. It was the first Catholic church to be built in Norway following the Lutheran Reformation, a Christian movement led by Martin Luther which briefly outlawed Catholicism in Northern Europe. Established in 1843, the church was built to serve a growing Catholic population which grew from immigration into Norway. It is thought that there are only 36,000 Catholics living in Norway – and 60% were born abroad. The cathedral has...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Trefoldighets Church

3) Trefoldighets Church

The Trinity Church (in Norwegian, Trefoldighetskirken), really Church of Holy Trinity, is a church in the neighborhood of Hammersborg in central Oslo, Norway. Trinity Church is neighbor of the government buildings in Regjeringskvartalet. It is the parish church of the parish of Trinity, belonging to the Diocese of Oslo of the Church of Norway and was consecrated in 1858. It is one of the largest churches in Oslo (1000 seats). Minimum three architects took part in designing and building it. The...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Margaretakyrkan

4) Margaretakyrkan

Margaretakyrkan, which translates as St. Margaret’s Church, is found on Hammersborg Torg, north of the city centre and close to many of Oslo’s most visited churches. Immediately adjacent to the Deichmanske municipal library, the church is a mortar coated white brick building in the neo-Classical style, topped with a bronze spire at its centre. Created as a Swedish church, it was designed by Lars Israel Wahlman, and built in 1922. The church was consecrated by Bishop Nathan Söderblom in...   view more
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St. Edmund's Church

5) St. Edmund's Church

St. Edmund’s Church is an Anglican place of worship, with a predominantly English speaking congregation. The church has had a presence in the city since the mid 19th century. The current building located on Møllersgata was dedicated in 1883, and consecrated by the Bishop of Fulham. Whilst the church belongs in theory to the Church of England, it hosts worshipers from Anglophone nations across the world. Each Sunday, St. Edmund’s congregation is made up of nationals from over twenty...   view more
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Oslo Jewish Museum

6) Oslo Jewish Museum

Oslo Jewish Museum houses a collection of articles representing Jewish history and culture in Oslo, and Norway in general. It offers a variety of temporary exhibitions and events focusing on Jewish traditions, culture and history. It was established as a foundation in 2003, supported by the Det mosaiske trossamfunn and Oslo City Museum. The museum was officially opened by Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway on September 8, 2008. The location was selected as one where there had been a substantial...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Jakob Cultural Church

7) Jakob Cultural Church

Jakob Cultural Church, known locally as Kulturkirken Jakob, is a neo-Gothic church, typical of many in Scandinavia. Built in 1875, it is known for its surprisingly large capacity (up to five hundred worshipers) and excellent acoustics. As a result, the church has forged a reputation as a venue for cultural events – hence the name ‘kulturkirken’. The building hosts concerts, art exhibitions and plays. Many events carry a religious context, but the church is keen to promote local and global...   view more

Walking Tours in Oslo, Norway

Create Your Own Walk in Oslo

Create Your Own Walk in Oslo

Creating your own self-guided walk in Oslo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Gamle Oslo Walk

Gamle Oslo Walk

Gamle Oslo translated as "Old Oslo" is one of the oldest boroughs in town, as well as one of the biggest. This tour will show you the main attractions of Gamle Oslo district, including Munch Museum, Asylet, Vålerenga Kirke and others.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Sentrum Walk

Sentrum Walk

Sentrum, meaning city-center, is located on the southeast side of the city near the inner Oslofjord. The district is dominated by high buildings and valuable tourist attractions. Take this tour to visit Ibsen Museum, as well as Stortinget, National Theater, University of Oslo, National Gallery, Oslo Cathedral and many others.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Bygdøy Self-Guided Tour

Bygdøy Self-Guided Tour

Also called Oslo's Museum Center, Bygdøy is where some of the most visited museums are located, displaying precious items from Norway’s past. You can also visit Bygdøy’s beautiful parks, forests or the wonderful beach located on the west side.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Grünerløkka and St. Hanshaugen Walk

Grünerløkka and St. Hanshaugen Walk

Grünerløkka and St. Hanshaugen used to be small villages not far from the main settlement, then called Christiania. Today these neighborhoods are perfect for exploring historical and cultural heritage of Norway capital. This tour will guide you through the St. Hanshaugen Park, Zoologisk Museum, Botanisk Hage og Museum and many others.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Pipervika Bay Walk

Pipervika Bay Walk

Norway's capital, Oslo, is a magnificent city where you will find an eclectic mix of architectural styles. Be sure to explore its lovely streets and wonderful museums that are considered to be some of the best in the world, as well as original restaurants and cafes located in the Pipervika Bay.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Frogner Walk

Frogner Walk

Frogner is an Oslo borough, located in the West End part of the Norwegian capital, renowned for its exceptional residential and retail facilities. The area is named after Frogner Manor, the site of which is now occupied by the eponymous Frogner Park. Centrally located, this is one of the priciest districts in Oslo, abounding in parks, marinas and pretty architecture. Take this tour to explore the most interesting sites of the borough, including Frogner Church, Oslo City Museum, Vigeland Sculpture Park and more.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km

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