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Now one of Oslo’s most popular parks, the area was first developed as a cemetery in 1858 when it was on the outskirts of the built-up area. But as the city grew, by the early 20th century the authorities considered it was inappropriate for a cemetery to occupy such a large area in the centre of the city. As a result, from 1918 to 1972, almost the entire area was converted into parkland.

Sofienberg Park is one of Oslo’s most popular parks. As the houses and apartments in the surrounding area seldom have their own gardens, the inhabitants flock to the area, especially in the summer months often for a barbecue. The playground facilities continue to attract children. There are also public toilets and fireproof containers for throw-away grills.

Source: Wikipedia

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