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Owner description: St. Hanshaugen is one of Oslo's largest parks, just north of the city centre. This popular recreational area is great for... more » Owner description: St. Hanshaugen is one of Oslo's largest parks, just north of the city centre. This popular recreational area is great for walks, and from the top of the hill you have a nice view of Oslo. History St. Hanshaugen was originally a bare rock hill. In the 1840s the name St. Hanshaugen (midsummer hill) came into use, as the hill was a popular place for midsummer celebrations. In 1855 it was decided that parts of the hill was to be planted, and a big part of the hill was turned into a park in the next 30 years. The park also got a park keeper... Read More
Owner description: St. Hanshaugen is one of Oslo's largest parks, just north of the city centre. This popular recreational area is great for... more » Owner description: St. Hanshaugen is one of Oslo's largest parks, just north of the city centre. This popular recreational area is great for walks, and from the top of the hill you have a nice view of Oslo. History St. Hanshaugen was originally a bare rock hill. In the 1840s the name St. Hanshaugen (midsummer hill) came into use, as the hill was a popular place for midsummer celebrations. In 1855 it was decided that parts of the hill was to be planted, and a big part of the hill was turned into a park in the next 30 years. The park also got a park keeper house, an artificial creek and a pavilion on the square Festplassen, and the park was expanded. Through the years, a number of statues were also placed in the park. In 1936, the park got an open-air café on Festplassen - the square on top of the hill - which is still a popular summer café today. « less
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