Holmenkollen and Roseslottet


Inspiration,Art and architecture

The new and unknown to many Roseslottet in Nordmarka opposite Frognerseteren is a unique art installation that tells about the occupation of Norway from 1940 – 1945. We see paintings by Vebjørn Sand that deal with the theme exhibited in the middle of the forest. The installation stands on a beautiful vantage point and will be visible from the center of Oslo. It's all inspired by "The White Rose", a non-violent resistance group that was formed by a group of students from Munich. In 1943, several of them were arrested and sentenced to death. "The White Rose" was referred to as one of the regime's most dangerous enemies. Accompanied by one of our authorized Oslo guides, who will tell much more of the story behind and about the artworks themselves, you will get far more out of your visit!

On the way up to Roseslottet, you pass Holmenkollbakken and the Ski Museum. You can stop here with the option of a tour of the museum, a glass of sparkling wine at the top, or try your hand at the zip line from the tower with a landing in the run. Holmenkollen also has its war history, At the end of February 1944, the NS authorities held the Youth Winter Games here. About. 500 NS boys and girls took part in the games.