The most prosperous place in Oslo should be the place overlooking the Royal Palace of Norway, which is the political center of Norway, as well as the commercial center. A street opposite the royal palace is Karljohn Street, where many government departments, museums, theatres and other buildings are gathered.

Founded in 1811 as the Royal Frederik University, the Universitetet I Oslo is Norway’s largest and oldest university.The university is divided into eight schools with an enrollment of about 36,000 students, of which 2,500 are international students.The University of Oslo is one of the best universities in Scandinavia, ranking 68th in the world in 2008.

Vivid statues of artists are visible along the way, and the Oslo National Theater is not far away.

The Oslo National Theatre was built in 1899, more than a century ago, is Norway’s largest theater.Its interior decoration is magnificent.There are two statues in front of the theatre. On the left is Henrik Ibsen (1828 ~ 1906), and on the right is Bjornstjerne Bjornson (1832 ~ 1910), one of Norway’s most famous people’s writers.The two are four years apart, but they are rivals, and both have had their works staged at the National Theatre.