Quality Hotel Mastemyr
Lienga 11 Oslo South, Kolbotn, NO, 1410
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Deichmanske Bibliotek - Bjørnholt Filial is a branch of the Deichmanske Bibliotek and is located in the premises of the Bjørnholt Skole. Opened in August 2007, this public library is open to all. Featuring comics, DVD movies, audio CDs, picture books, textbooks and many fictional books, the library can order books from the other branches if it is not available here. Enjoy gaming on the PlayStation 3 every Tuesday and Thursday after 3p with the list available in the library. The library is done up in vibrant colors and has an airy feel to it.
The Mortensrud Menighet serves the congregation here in Oslo with a number of religious services and community events. All of the faithful, from children to seniors, participate in the various programs conducted in the church premises. The church is also known for the various musical programs it presents that include choir singing and Christian jazz performances. Serving both religious and cultural needs, this church makes an interesting addition to one's travel itinerary. Call ahead for details or check out the church's website.
The old, wooden Bolar Church, originally built in 1960, used to seat 250 people. Designed by Hansen/Bjørndal in a very modern, contemporary style its construction was completed in 2011. It now is a part of Cultural Heritage sites of Norway.
Located some 20 kilometers (12 miles) away from Oslo, TusenFryd has all the ingredients of a classic amusement park: roller coasters, carousels, water slides and over 20 other rides! There are also restaurants and shops for souvenirs like T-shirts, balloons and toys. This is a fun place for the whole family! Check website for varying dates.
If you consider walking around, looking at gravestones a pleasant way of spending your time, this cemetery is highly recommended. The sound of cars and trains is muffled, dampened by the trees and greenery. The churchyard was originally consecrated in 1874. Some parts of it are much newer than others. This cemetery has been expanded and reduced in size many times. While you are in the area take a look at the medieval ruins or take a walk up to the Ekeberg restaurant from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of Oslo.
In the heart of Old Town, and dating back one thousand years, these ruins were Oslo's first settlement. Middelalderparken known as Medieval Park in English, is now a heritage site that transforms into a popular park during the summer months. Various entertaining events are staged here every month. The park contains the remnants of one of the best preserved ancient sites in Oslo: the former royal estate, St. Mary's Church and St. Clement's Church.
The medieval part of Oslo, right at the foot of Ekeberg hill, was neglected for decades, with main traffic arteries cutting through this exciting part of town. The whole area is now being completely upgraded and restored, and has center for Medieval Studies. Oslo Manor House, dating from 1720, presents an opportunity to see interiors, furniture and paintings from different periods. In the attic there are several models of Oslo in the Middle Ages, and also a light and sound show on the burial rites of that period.
The Port of Oslo is a picturesque harbor of Oslo and is centrally located. It is considered to be the biggest cargo port of Norway and connects the city to various destinations in Denmark and Germany. You can choose from either of the three main cruise operators in the port - DFDS Seaways, Color Line and Stena Line. All the vessels are disabled friendly. The port is easily accessible from the city and has over 6 million travelers each year.
Vålerenga Church is a beautiful late 19th-century brick building surrounded by a small park. It was built in Neo-Gothic style like so many other churches in Oslo, but owes its fame neither to brilliant architecture nor the beautiful setting. This east end church is a decent "working church" in the spirit of the 1970s, where what counts is religion playing an active part in everyday life - and where the walls will not tumble from a little swearing. For this reason, the local football team supporters, widely recognized as the best fan club in Norway, are allowed to hold court inside the building, and the congregation frequently looks beyond the straight and narrow path to find a preacher for the Sunday sermon!
Oslo's more than 30 Muslim congregations have some 36,000 registered members; currently, there are 18 mosques and another three are under construction. This is the first one to have been purpose-built. The building is truly spectacular, with soaring minarets; mosaics executed by famous Iranian craftsmen embellish the facade and the interior. Construction started in 1991 and the mosque was finished in 1995. It belongs to the World Islamic Mission, a London-based Sunni missionary movement originating in the Punjabi countryside, with an accent on Sufi mysticism. Still, the friendly congregation welcomes everyone. Guided tours are now available for interested groups of 50, the duration of which is 45 minutes.
Karpedammen - Akershus Festning is a lovely pond inside the Akershus Fortress surrounded by lush greenery. The space is occasionally used as an outdoor concert, exhibition and cultural event venue during the summers. The Akershus Fortress Information Centre and Karpedammen Café are within the perimeters of this idyllic pond.
Centrally located close to Karl Johan main street and the City Hall. This office is full of information about Oslo and other selected destinations in Norway. Free brochures are available in several languages, amongst them the monthly guide What's On in Oslo. The Oslo Pass, which gives you free admission to most museums and free rides on public transport, is sold here. You can also buy tickets for sightseeing and excursions, as well as exchange currency and receive assistance with hotel bookings. There is also a smaller tourist office at the central station.