History alive at the cemetery

Oslo, Norway

Experience hosted by Marianne

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English and Norwegian
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings, and more.

What you'll do

Cemetery walk

Let me take you for a walk in the most surprising open-air museum in Oslo: the historical monument of Our Saviors Cemetery. Explore the funerary art of this beautiful graveyard with its more than 200 years of history as well as the memorial part: the Garden of Honour with the great celebrities of the past as Edvard Munch, Henrik Ibsen, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Henrik Wergeland.
The cemetery is protected since 1969, which means that there are no new graves. It will be an offbeat and picturesque stroll in a tranquil atmosphere away from the city’s bustle, a time machine where we can explore this beautiful oasis in the middle of the city, quietly learning about Norwegian history and culture, the artists, the intellectuals, the poets and the feminists struggling for voting rights. I will give you the highlights of the celebrity’s tombs, the must-sees, but also the less-known, beautiful pieces of graveyard art and curious examples of style.
As an experienced historical guide, I want to give you a narrative full of energy and passion, going back to the important year of 1814 and the growth of the modern Norwegian nation, balancing anecdotes with historical accuracy and share with you some secrets of the past.
Other things to note
I will meet you outside the entrance at Ullevålsveien, next to the bus stop called Oslo Katedralskole. The entrance will be opposite the school, were Frimannsgate meets Ullevålsveien.
Bus number 37 will take you there, or you can reach it by 20 minutes’ walk from the Central Station.
Cemetery walk

Let me take you for a walk in the most surprising open-air museum in Oslo: the historical monument of Our Saviors Cemetery. Explore the funerary art of this beautiful graveyard with its more than 200 years of history as well as the memorial part: the Garden of Honour with the great celebrities of the past as Edvard Munch, Henrik Ibsen, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Henrik Wergeland.
The cemetery is protected since 1969…

Meet your Host, Marianne

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I have been giving historical guided tours for ten years, and I am very passionate about it. I would love to explain the Norwegian history and culture to you, as I love my country. I also love travelling and travelers and I am always keen on interaction from people I meet.
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Where you'll be

I will take you for a walk on the historical monument of Our Saviors Cemetery.
I will meet you outside the entrance at Ullevålsveien, next to the bus stop called Oslo Katedralskole. The entrance will be opposite the school, were Frimannsgate meets Ullevålsveien.
Bus number 37 will take you there, or you can reach it by 20 minutes’ walk from the Central Station.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Teo
March 2020
Great way to learn about the history of the city and Norway while seeing some nice monuments. Marianne was very well prepared and I learned a lot of things that I wouldn't have been able to learn by myself.
Angèle
January 2020
That was a really interesting experience, I’ve learned a lot about Norwegian history. Marianne knows a lot about her country’s history and it was a very good visit. Put good shoes on and don’t forget a scarf if it’s windy !
Tor
July 2021
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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Walking shoes