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Drøbak and Frogn was established as a parish on its own through a royal decree Sept. 8, 1823. It had been a part of Ås parish. Drøbak was established as a municipality January 1, 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). It was merged with Frogn January 1, 1962. Traditionally, Drøbak was the winter harbour of Norway's capital, Oslo, since in severe winters the fjord will freeze from outside Drøbak all the way up to Oslo. It had a city status between 1842 and 1962, upon which point the municipality was merged into the rural municipality Frogn and lost its city status. The city status was regained by the municipality council on 13 February 2006. It was also decided that adjacent villages such as Heer would be included within the city. A notable event in Drøbak's history is the World War II sinking of the German cruiser Blücher in the Drøbak narrows (only 1 mile (1.5 km) wide), on the early morning of 9 April 1940. The cruiser was transporting German soldiers and bureaucrats for the planned swift occupation of Oslo, but the Battle of Drøbak Sound resulting in the sinking by the Oscarsborg fortress delayed this, and thus allowed for the evacuation of the Norwegian Royal Family, parliament, and cabinet, and for the nation's gold reserves to be denied the occupiers. Early Drøbak had ferries that crossed the fjord, in modern times they have largely been replaced by an underwater tunnel. However, some of the old ferries are still used as "floating restaurants" during the summer.

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Is Drøbak in Norway on your travel bucket list? This online travel guide is all you need to have before planning your trip. After your splendid visit to Drøbak, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Oslo. Oslo, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Vigeland Museum And Park, The Viking Ship Museum, Oslo Opera House. Also, to reach Drøbak, you'll have to take a flight to Oslo; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Drøbak.

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Facts and Stats for Drøbak*

  • Pollution Statistics in Drøbak

    Know the pollution level of Drøbak before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Drøbak: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Drøbak for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Drøbak.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.58 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.21 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 27.63 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 28.95 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 32.89 (Low)
    • Attacks 32.89 (Low)
    • Drug offense 43.06 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.58 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 64.47 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.95 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.58 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 34.72 (Low)
  • Living in Drøbak - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Drøbak is 188.83 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 65.5 (High)
    • Climate Index 62.04 (High)
    • Pollution Index 20.11 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 112.47 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 72.62 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.8 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 110.78 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Drøbak

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Drøbak

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 17.78 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 65.19 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 130.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 116.55 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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