City walking tour: Munch in Oslo for members

Join us on a unique journey through Edvard Munch's Kristiania in the late 19th century! Discover the authentic places that shaped the young artist, from his childhood residences to his later life vibrant art scenes
Edvard Munch: Karl Johan in the Rain. Oil on canvas, 1891. Photo © Munchmuseet


Meeting place: Schous plass 1, outside the library
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Final destination: At the National Theater
Reservation in case of bad weather. Remember to dress according to the weather. Bring something to drink and nibble on, if desired.

The event is for members only.

On our city tour, we delve into Edvard Munch's childhood and youth in Kristiania, before he set off to Paris to become an internationally recognised artist. We visit selected places where the artist underwent seminal experiences.

Munch was born in Løten in 1863. The following year the family moved to the capital when his father Christian Munch was employed as doctor at Akershus fortress. In Kristiania, the family frequently changed address and rented homes on both the west and east side of Akerselva.

Munch's childhood and youth were marked by illness and death, but also by an artistic urge to work and a strong sense of family unity. Eventually, the young Munch became part of the Christiania bohemians, of which the influential figure Hans Jæger once expressed: "One must write one's life." 

Foto © Munchmuseet