When Oslo was Christiania, The Renaissance City
After the Great Fire of 8. August 1664 king Christian IV decided to more the City across the East Bay and the land north of Akershus Castle.
He laid out the City according to renaissance principles, changing the building laws for buildings to be constructed in brick, the street wide and – as kings often did at the time – named the City after himself, Christiania.
The tours takes us through streets and squares, past the first City Hall of 1626 and we hear of event, people and how their life was 350 years ago.