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Den Gamle Logen

Den Gamle Logen offers a wonderful story about the history of Oslo, Norway. From the end of the 19th century until the year 1947, the city council held their meetings in this old lodge. The building is now used as a concert and banquet facility. 

The rich traditions of the hall date back to when it was dedicated in 1839 on the 28th of January. This is when a civil ball was held. The guests of honor were Crown Prince Oscar and King Karl III. The great hall was inaugurated with its wonderful Senempire style in the year 1844. The building housed one of the finest restaurants in the city as well as the first theater café. 

The Logen played a very important role in developing the cultural identity of Norway throughout the 1800s. Many international artists worked at the lodge including Ole Bull, Bjornson, Henrik Wergeland, Halfdan Kierulf, Johan Svendsen, Henrik Ibsen, and Edvard Grieg. 

During the interwar period, the Norwegian student’s society held their meetings at the lodge. The building was used by the Germans during the war and all of the archives from the building were lost during this time. It was not until later on that the building was renovated and turned into a concert hall. It opened as a venue in the year 1988. 

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