Built for King Karl XIV Johan of Sweden between 1824 and 1849, this palace symbolises the union between Sweden and Norway, dating from 1814. Between 1814 and 1905, the two countries formed the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway following various alliances during the Napoleonic wars.
The alliance did not last long, but gave birth to this illustrious palace, which remains today the official residence of King Harald V and Queen Sonja, whose private apartments are on the second floor.
Visit the Palace in summer to discover the Great Hall, which runs on two levels. In 2001, it welcomed the wedding ball of Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit. The Bird Room is another wonder in pure Scandinavian neoclassical style: there is little doubt that the painted frescoes representing Norwegian nature and landscapes emblematic of the country will dazzle you.
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