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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.
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.
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.
Elingård is a splendorous manor house situated near the fringes of the city of Fredrikstad in Norway. It dates back to 15th century, and is a pivotal heritage site of the country. Enveloped by woodlands and well-maintained lawns, this estate is truly a sight to behold. It currently houses a museum, and is also used to host private events like weddings, parties, meetings and conferences. For information about opening times and entry prices of the museum, kindly contact the site.
Glemmen Kirke is one of the oldest standing structures in Fredrikstad since its construction in the year 1100. Romanesque architecture, created only out of rubble has withstood the test of time. Various family centered events and programs are held regularly here, to instill and encourage the growth of christian values in children and adults alike. Apart from being a tourist attraction, Glemmen Kirke is a community center for the local population of Fredrikstad which caters to the regional christian population.
Covering an area of 36.9 square kilometers (14.24 square miles), Vansjø lake offers riveting views of the neighboring setting. The enveloping landscape remains a picturesque collage of straits, islands and fjords, making the region ideal for a number of outdoor experiences and activities. The lake flows into Moss river where its waters are regulated for power generation and mill processes. Western Vansjø nature reserve remains a beautiful wetland region known for its wildlife and vegetation.
Basically a marine national park, Ytre Hvaler National Park boasts one of the largest coral reefs of Europe. It is composed of islands which can be easily accessed from Frederikstad and Hvaler. The park offers a memorable glimpse of untouched nature and provides opportunities for kayaking, fishing and hiking. One can also enjoy an overnight stay at the campsite.
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.