|Structural system||White castle with one tall tower.|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Johan Henrik Nebelong|
The castle was built from 1847 to 1852 by the Danish architect Johan Henrik Nebelong for King Oscar I. Oscarshall was sold by King Carl IV to the Norwegian state in 1863, and has been at the disposal of Norwegian kings since.
The building is considered one of the main neo-Gothic works in Norway. The architectural style is patterned on the English neo-Gothic castle, which was typical in Scandinavia in the mid-19th century. In addition to the main building, the property consists of a park that stretches down to the fjord, where an open pavilion is located.
The interior was wholly constructed by Norwegian artists and artisans.
After being restored in the 1990s, the castle opened to the public as a museum.
Oscarshall with surroundings seen from Gimlehøyden. Kjetil Ree, 2009
Oscarshall and Frognerkilen on photochrome from the 1890:s
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Oscarshall.|
- Official website of The Norwegian Royal Family: Oscarshall
- Guided tours (Website of The Norwegian Royal Family)
- Hjelde, Gunnar; Oscarshall – lystslottet på Bygdøy, Oslo 1978
- Neubert. Poul J.; «Artikkel om Lystslottet Oscarshall» i Architectura (DK) 2006, (utgis av "Selskabet for Arkitekturhistorie")
- Nina Høye: Oscarshall. Oslo, Cappelen Damm, 2009 ISBN 9788202303822
- Trond Norén Isaksen: Det undersköna Oscarshall – hoffliv på sommerslottet i 1855. Byminner, nr. 3-2010, side 2–11
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