The Norwegian Museum of Ethnography.
This is one of the largest museums in the open air in Europe. The exhibition of the museum is devoted to peculiarities of life, morals and culture of Norway. It is situated in a picturesque place and offers visitors an interesting look at life of Scandinavia in the past. The territory of the museum includes more than 150 fully reconstructed traditional buildings from different parts of Norway. There are also exhibitions that tell about regional folk costumes, folk art and culture of indigenous people of Norway. Besides this, during summer months the museum hosts performances of numerous dancing and music bands. Visitors will also be able to enjoy various artworks and crafts, and trips in wagons. Especially for the children the museum usually makes historical playgrounds and antique shop that sell sweets. Do not forget to visit the wooden church built in 1200 that certainly deserves closest attention.
Akershus Fortress belongs to the most important sights of Oslo. Built approximately in 1300, the fortress was used as a fortified royal castle. In 1592, the building was expanded and was turned into a defensive fortress. In the XVII century, after one more renovation, the building was turned into a palace of the Renaissance style with numerous solemn halls for banquets and public receptions. The royal mausoleum of the palace has become the last home for two Norwegian Kings, Haakon VII and Olav V. The palace, surrounded by a beautiful park, is still used in special cases by members of the royal family. A part of the castle is used as a garrison. Changing of the guard in front of the palace takes place every day, and attracts a large number of tourists. It has already become a real show. Besides this, in summer the castle regularly hosts various concerts, dancing and theater performances.
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