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Designed by Christian Hernik Grosch in 1856, the Horten Church is essentially a local community church. Many artifacts including the stained glass work by Veslemoy Nystedt Stoltenberg, were destroyed in a bomb attack of 1920; but despite the turbulence the church has stood strong as a safe haven of faith. Today the church offers several community services like activities for new parents, day care, summer and hobby camps for children and much more.
This Hvitsten area is one of the most appreciated in the city. The organic farm is famous for fresh fruits and vegetables. Not only for organic produce, this place is also suitable for special events and concerts that can accommodate about 1500 guests. The amphitheater can also be used, for performing arts and events for approximately 200 guests. You may also want to see their vintage and antique collections. Check out the website for more information.
Drøbak Aquarium was founded in 1995 and is one of Drbak's greatest tourist attractions. The aquarium contains most underwater species that live in the Oslo fjord, the fjord with the highest number of species in Norway. 100 different kinds of organisms live here in the aquarium that contain the clean water of the fjord. The aquarium is divided into four sections and is constantly expanding. Guided tours can be arranged (also in English) for a maximum of 20 people, and last about one hour.
This is a house full of Christmas all year round. Norway's largest Christmas shop, this is also Santa's main post office in Norway, with its own official postage stamp. The shop answers letters addressed to Father Christmas by children from all over the world. A collection of 200,000 letters from children is on display in the tourist information office, next to Julehuset ("Christmas House"). A nice day trip can be made from Oslo, here to Drobak. Check out the website for more information.
The Drøbak kirke was established in 1776. It is essentially a wooden church that displays the carvings and artworks of the Jaspersen brothers. After the many damages it suffered through the ages, it was restored in 1936 under the leadership of Domenico Erdmann. With a location that remains scenic no matter what the season is, it is also quite a popular venue for weddings and local concerts.
Located at the northwest Drobak sound, Oscarsborg Fortress will surely take you by surprise. It is named after the famous King Oscar after his visit in the 1855. The interesting history it carries with it, dates back to the 1800's; the oldest buildings built in 1846 and 1853. The main idea of building this fortress was protection from the possible attacks. This fortress also features a wide number of entertainment venues, exhibitions, art galleries, restaurants as well as spas and recreation activities for children. Call ahead for detailed information.
This attractive destination is a must-visit! Oscarsborg Festning's stunning structure carries with it important history and military heritage. The venue is also used for important seminars, conventions, events and conferences. This tourist attraction is definitely a worth a sight! Call ahead for more information.
Included amongst Norway's Cultural Heritage sites, Vestby kirke was built in 1885. Mainly consisting of stonework, it seats 450 people. Various services such as choir training for children, concerts, get-together lunches for adults are offered to the members of its congregation.
Norkirken Drammen is a working church in Drammen where people of the faith gather to not only worship but get involved in community activities. Associated with the Evangelical Lutheran movement of Normisjon in Norway, it is an independent congregation that emphasizes on the involvement of the youth and children.
While wandering around Drammen you will come across a small rectangular park tucked between Øvre Storgate and Hauges Gate, in the shadow of the Drammens Teater. Easily identifiable by the formation of red flowers surrounding a memorial, Gamle Kirkeplass stands on the site of a church that was destroyed during the great fire of 1866. A tranquil atmosphere lurks amidst the lush trees and you could just find some solitude on one of the white benches with a book.
Located to the north of Drammen River, Bragernes Church was founded in 1871. Boasting of a neo-Gothic facade, it is adorned with Adolf Tidemand's artwork Resurrection. Amidst a breathtaking backdrop of hills, this church is truly beautiful.
The Gulskogen Manor was constructed in 1804 in Louis XVI style of architecture. The house still holds the original furnishings that belonged to the generations of the Arbo family, including the painter Peter Nikolai's paintings. The manor park is designed in an 18th Century European model. The house is a part of Drammen Museum.