The Ekeberg Park (Ekebergparken) is a gift from Christian Ringnes to Oslo. Ekebergparken is a sculpture and national Heritage park for the people of Oslo and visitors looking for a unique experience. Visitors to the park are offered a unique art experience in close proximity with Ekeberg´s rich natural landscape and diverse cultural history. The park is large and spacious enough for the artworks not to be visually intrusive, but they are of such high international standard that they justify the trip alone. Once here, however, visitors will in addition to the art enjoy the added value of fantastic views over the city as well as beautiful forested parkland steeped in cultural history.
The landscape in the background on the Scream by Edvard Munch is the Oslofjord, viewed from Ekeberg.
Ekebergparken is a adventure center with nature, views and art. We find a bunch of heavies from contemporary art. Sculptures by well known artists such as Sean Henry, Maillol, Rodin, Renoir, Richard Hudson, James Turrell, Dan Graham and Louise Bourgeois. Karlsborg Spiseforretning offers high quality culinary experiences either in the beautiful Swiss-style villa from 1863 in Kongsveien 21 or al fresco in the park.
The landscape in the background on the Scream by Edvard Munch is the Oslofjord, viewed from Ekeberg, close to Ekebergparken (Ekeberg Park). Edvard Munch wrote of how the The Scream came to be: “I was walking down the road with two friends when the sun set; suddenly, the sky turned as red as blood. I stopped and leaned against the fence (Ekeberg), feeling unspeakably tired. Tongues of fire and blood stretched over the bluish black fjord. My friends went on walking, while I lagged behind, shivering with fear. Then I heard the enormous, infinite scream of nature.”
The Rock Carvings at Ekeberg is a weighted carving from Stone Age located at Karlsborgveien below Kongeveien, south of Ekebergrestauranten. The Ekebergrestaurant funkis-restaurant lies on a hill with a panorama view overlooking Oslo, approximately 10 minutes by Taxi from the Central Station. Right down from the restaurant lies the Opera House at Bjørvika and the Middle Age park.