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As a tribute to the fallen sailors of the World Wars I and II, The Hall of Remembrance or Minnehallen was constructed by the government in the form of a stone pyramid. It stands lonely near the coast as a beacon to the martyrs. The inside of the hall contains copper tablets in memory of the dead. An epitaph written by Herman Wildenweys is also inscribed on the altar.
A beautiful lagoon surrounded with some splendid views, Goksjø lake offers a tranquil setting for some relaxing time by the shore. The lake covers the municipalities of Andebu, Larvik and Sandefjord in Norway's Vestfold county and remains a popular picnic spot.
Nestled by Porsgrunn river's eastern bank, Amphitrite, the wave and the sea birds remains an arresting sculpture. Standing tall at 4 meters (13 feet), it is built to the designs of noted Norwegian sculptor Jørleif Uthaug. The sculpture features a nude figure of a female who represents Neptune' wife, Amphitrite and two seabirds seen descending over a gigantic wave. Unveiled in the year 1985, the sculpture is considered to be one of the most celebrated art works of Uthaug and also one of the few ones to feature figurative aspects.
The Brekkeparken is a great site that offers moments of respite to the many visitors that pay a visit to it. Blessed with a large landscaped park, famous museums like the Telemark museum along with various other attractions like restaurants and a bookstore, it undoubtedly draws plenty of tourists each year. Offering visitors the best of both worlds from a sneak into the local history to typical farm-styled buildings, the site is quite vibrant and entertaining. Certainly, Brekkeparken is one such destination that can be admired and explored effortlessly. Exhibits can be viewed by appointment throughout the year. Call ahead for more details.
The municipality of Tønsberg derives its name from the Norse word Túnsberg meaning a fenced garden. Regarded as one of the oldest towns in Norway, Tønsberg is home to Haugar Art MUseum, Foynegården, Ruins of St. Olav church, Sem Church and the Tønsberg Cathedral. Located in the Vestfold county, the town has its own share of schools, hospitals and recreation centers for locals and tourists. The beautiful Nordic beaches, lush green landscape and a likeable climate is what Tønsberg is all about. Check the official website for detailed information.
Located in Skien municipality, Norsjø is a quaint lake covering an area of 55 square kilometers (21.23 square miles). A part of the beautiful Telemark Canal, this lake remains a popular tourist attraction since it offers boat trips to Notodden and Lake Heddalsvatnet. Norsjø was also the site of the ancient Ulefos Manor which is now on display at the Telemark Museum. Around the lake, one can explore a beautiful sculpture park, camping grounds and a sprawling golf course.