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Frogner Park (Norwegian: Frognerparken) is a public park located in the West End borough of Frogner in Oslo, Norway. The park is historically part of Frogner Manor, and the manor house is located in the south of the park, and houses Oslo Museum. Both the park, the entire borough of Frogner as well as Frognerseteren derive their names from Frogner Manor.Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Oslo fast, fun, and easy.
Frogner Park contains, in its present centre, the Vigeland installation (Norwegian: Vigelandsanlegget; originally called the Tørtberg installation), a permanent sculpture installation created by Gustav Vigeland between 1924 and 1943. It consists of sculptures as well as larger structures such as bridges and fountains. The installation is not a separate park, but the name of the sculptures within the larger Frogner Park. Informally the Vigeland installation is sometimes called "Vigeland Park" or "Vigeland Sculpture Park"; the director of Oslo Museum Lars Roede said "Vigeland Park" "doesn't really exist" and is "the name of the tourists," as opposed to "Oslo natives' more down-to-earth name, Frogner Park."
The park of Frogner Manor was historically smaller and centered on the manor house, and was landscaped as a baroque park in the 18th century by its owner, the later general Hans Jacob Scheel. It was landscaped as a romantic park in the 19th century by then-owner, industrialist Benjamin Wegner. Large parts of the estate were sold to give room for city expansion in the 19th century, and the remaining estate was bought by Christiania municipality in 1896 and made into a public park. It was the site of the 1914 Jubilee Exhibition, and Vigeland's sculpture arrangement was constructed from the 1920s. In addition to the sculpture park, the manor house and a nearby pavilion, the park also contains Frognerbadet (the Frogner Baths) and Frogner Stadium. The Frogner Pond is found in the centre of the park.
Frogner Park is the largest park in the city and covers 45 hectares; the sculpture installation is the world's largest sculpture park made by a single artist. Frogner Park is the most popular tourist attraction in Norway, with between 1 and 2 million visitors each year, and is open to the public at all times. Frogner Park and the Vigeland installation (Norwegian: Frognerparken og Vigelandsanlegget) was protected under the Heritage Act on 13 February 2009 as the first park in Norway.
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Frogner Park reviews
The size and sheer beauty of the park suprised me. The Fountain of Life gives me chills remembering how cool it was. A tour guide helps which is what we had or bring something.
The size and sheer beauty of the park suprised me. The Fountain of Life gives me chills remembering how cool it was. A tour guide helps which is what we had or bring something. more »
I have visited it with still quite some snow and in spring with nice green set up : interesting sculpture park, and nice place to get a breathe (too bad though with the works going on since a while...
I have visited it with still quite some snow and in spring with nice green set up : interesting sculpture park, and nice place to get a breathe (too bad though with the works going on since a while... more »
Best collection of granite sculpture by a single artist that I've ever seen. It's a credit to the people of Norway that entrance is free and open to everyone. Note that loads of group tours (cruise passengers) appeared mid-morning, but early morning was a lovely stroll with locals jogging and walking their dogs.
One of the most visited place in Oslo and worth visiting I must say. Beautiful sculptures, amazing landscapes and quiet an opportunity to click good pictures.
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