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Exploring Ekeberg Park

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Oslo has long had one of the most impressive sculpture parks in the world in Vigeland Park. In the fall of 2013, the city of Oslo opened Ekeberg Park as a “people’s park,” which is a quintessentially Norwegian way to do things. It is a “sculpture and national heritage park” with a strong international art collection, including works by Rodin, Renoir, Dali, Vigeland, Botero, and Damien Hirst.

Most of the sculptures are figures or representations of women. They are surrounded by beautiful scenery with many spectacular views out over the city and Oslfjord. Traces of some of the oldest settlements in the area, such as petroglyphs and dry stone walls, are also found in this fascinating cultural landscape.

After quite a few visits to Oslo over the last 15 years, it was a deep pleasure to discover something new and inspiring and to spend an afternoon walking through beautiful Ekenberg Park with family. The park is free and always open. There is a nearby campground, too.

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5 thoughts on “Exploring Ekeberg Park

  1. Lovely, Suzanne! I need to add this to my list… I never knew Dali did a Venus! And how did they suspend Louise Bourgeois’ The Couple?

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  2. I have some exploring to do next trip!

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    • I think you’ll enjoy it, Alice. The views are amazing and the sculptures are really interesting. There’s also that mirror that made me look thin. 😊 Another nice thing for our family is the easy access — it’s on the southeast side of the city. Thank you for following the blog!

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