Let me take you for a walk in the most surprising open-air museum in Oslo: the historical monument of Our Saviors Cemetery. Explore the funerary art of this beautiful graveyard with its more than 200 years of history as well as the memorial part: the Garden of Honour with the great celebrities of the past as Edvard Munch, Henrik Ibsen, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Henrik Wergeland.
The cemetery is protected since 1969, which means that there are no new graves. It will be an offbeat and picturesque stroll in a tranquil atmosphere away from the city’s bustle, a time machine where we can explore this beautiful oasis in the middle of the city, quietly learning about Norwegian history and culture, the artists, the intellectuals, the poets and the feminists struggling for voting rights. I will give you the highlights of the celebrity’s tombs, the must-sees, but also the less-known, beautiful pieces of graveyard art and curious examples of style.
As an experienced historical guide, I want to give you a narrative full of energy and passion, going back to the important year of 1814 and the growth of the modern Norwegian nation, balancing anecdotes with historical accuracy and share with you some secrets of the past.
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I will meet you outside the entrance at Ullevålsveien, next to the bus stop called Oslo Katedralskole. The entrance will be opposite the school, were Frimannsgate meets Ullevålsveien.
Bus number 37 will take you there, or you can reach it by 20 minutes’ walk from the Central Station.
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