Ekebergparken- essential facts
Ekebergparken Sculpture Park opened in 2013 on the Ekeberg hills in Oslo.
- The park is located on the hills to the southeast of the city centre.
- The park was developed between 1889 and 1933, and was a popular area for recreation, concerts, dining and socialising.
- Over the following decades the park was “forgotten” and neglected, but through a private initiative by property developer, Oslo-enthusiast and art-lover Christian Ringnes, the area has now been revived and restored.
- The upgraded park has new walking paths, lighting and benches, and features artworks by internationally renowned artists such as Rodin, Renoir and Dalì, and many world-class contemporary artists.
- Several of the artworks are site specific commissions by artists, including James Turrell, Jenny Holzer and Tony Oursler.
- The geographical viewpoint and backdrop of the world-famous painting “Scream” by Edvard Munch is situated on the hill overlooking the Oslo Fjord.
- History and nature are an essential element of the park with a varied flora and fauna, and various animals and birds.
- The park is home to the oldest proven settlements in Oslo, with stone carvings from the iron-age dating back as far as 10,000 years.
- The two Swiss chalet-style houses located at Kongsveien 21 and 23 have been renovated, and their gardens replanted according to 19th century garden landscaping design. The chalets house a local history and nature centre, a restaurant and a children’s activity club.