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15 Awe-Inspiring Architectural Wonders

15) Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Oslo, Norway

“Up, up and away” is what you see when viewing Holmenkollen from a side view.

The steel structure literally reaches for the sky with its angled design that looks as though it is defying gravity itself.

From the platform at the top, skiers whisk down the ramp at lightening speeds.

Along with skiing events, Holmenkollen’s Ski Museum, which opened in 1923, is the oldest skiing museum in the world. Within the museum, you’ll experience years of historical information along with exhibits. Holmenkollen has been in existence as a skiing venue since 1892.

It has undergone almost twenty renovations through the years with the last redo in 2011 for the World Championships. Along with opportunities and competitions, enjoy a cup of coffee, sandwiches, snacks and desserts from the terrace of the Shop ‘n Coffee café.

Two souvenir shops offer a diverse collection of Norwegian products, clothing and accessories, and assorted souvenirs. For those who wish to keep their feet planted firmly on the ground, relax at one of the outdoor arenas at the base of the jump area.