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Rose Castle


The Rose Castle is a magnificent art installation in Holmenkollen that commemorates the 80th anniversary of the attack on Norway in 1940 and the 75th anniversary of the liberation in 1945.

The gilded Rose Castle is located by Holmenkollen, high above Oslo. The outdoor art project is dedicated to democracy, rule of law and humanism. It presents close to 300 artworks: monumental paintings, sculptures, and installations that tells the story of what happens to a country when totalitarian forces gain control and subjugates its inhabitants to tyrannical rule, how society fights back, and how to bring the values of freedom into future generations. Learn from history, put the present into perspective, and look to the future.

Five golden constellations shine to symbolise the five years of occupation in Norway during the Second World War. The stories from the war are used as a backdrop to lift and illuminate the foundations of society – the rule of law, freedom of expression and humanism – values that always need to be protected.

The Rose Castle is designed by the famous Norwegian artist brothers Vebjørn and Eimund Sand. It opened in 2020 and will be open throughout 2025. The Rose Castle was featured in Time Magazine's list: "The Worlds 100 Greatest Places".

Last updated: 08/28/2023

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Rose Castle


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