Spiralen is a mountain tunnel in Bragernesåsen, opened in 1961 when Drammen celebrated its 150th anniversary. With six spirals, the tunnel goes through rocks ending at Breidablikk. The tunnel is 1650 metres long, 9 metres wide and originally had a height of 3.1 metres but it was extended later and today also large. The rise is from 20 to 213 metres...more
Picasso's is frequented mainly by families and couples during the day and by larger groups of friends in the evening.It is also a popular "take off" point for a night out in Drammen.The food is generallu very good, ranging from snacks to meals varying from Italian to Mexican. The Burritos which come in small or large sizes and large variety of...more
This is one of the older bars in Drammen and one of the most interesting.Until a year or so ago, it was a venue for blues bands twice a week, but since then has changed in it musical tastes to rock (especially the jukebox).It's customers vary from it's older regulars to Drammen's own small (but seemingly growing) goth fraternity.This has...more
The pub is probably the one which will have been visited by most people at some time.On a weekend and wednesday nights ("little weekend") this place is usually packed from about 11pm onwards and stays that way until it closes at 3:00am.It's one of the few places in Drammen with free entry that features a dancefloor large enough for more than a...more
This pub/bar takes it's name from the hotdog vendor who in days gone by sold to the footballs fans at Drammen's local heroes Stromsgodset IF (SIF).This is a busy bar, with the music fairly loud and tending towards the rocky side of pop.Beer prices are about average for the town (from what I can remember :) , but if find a seat, keep hold of it as...more
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Here is a brief guide to eating after a night out at Drammen's bars.
1. If you are in the mood for a kebab or burger, then head to Drammen's finest "Sydney", this is to be found at the end of Nedre Storgate, opposite the bar Greven.
2. If baked potatoes are your thing (or you simply can't face walking too far from the main square) then the baked potatoe stand in the Bragernes Torg will come to the rescue (although you may have to que for some time, but worth the wait).
However, this is only there (at the corner of the torg and Nedre Storgate) on Friday and Saturday nights.
3. If all else fails... there's always the hotdogs from the gas station (my usual station to visit in such circumstances was Statol on the Stromso side of the river, near the railway station).
What to buy: 1. Sydney - my recomendation is for a kebab Midag (meal) with chilli peppers (Yum!).
2. Baked potato stand - order one with everything, this will include ham, garlic butter and sweetcorn.
3. Hotdog from the gas station - they're all good, especially at 3:00am.
What to pay: 1. Kebab Midag - 65Nok (a kebab on it's own is about 40Nok).
2. Baked potatoes with everything is 50Nok
3. Gas station hotdogs start at about 18Nok and go upto about 35... look out for special "meal deals" that include drinks and fries.
If you keep on walking up in the woods from the Spiral the only thing that can happen to you,is that you might fall in love with the nature here,and do not want to go home again!!
It is just fantastic!!!
I did ,that is why I am still living here.
I moved to Drammen when I was quite grown up, with two daughters (7 and 10)
This is the entrance to the city, and maybe this is one of the reasons Drammen has got negative critics.
I don't know what was so special here at Fredfoss but I will strongly recommend you to go there for a visit.I hope that I wasn't impressed only because the weather was amazing and the situation special. I will only up-load some photos from there and you'll decide if you want to go there or not.I have to mention that I was one of the participants at...more
Instead of taking the spiral road tunnel up to the top of Spirallen, try taking a walk up to the top along the path "Zigzaggen", which winds it's way upto the top giving fine views on the way.An added attraction of taking this route is ?spaviljongen or "the pitstop", which is located roughly halfway up the hill.?spaviljongen functions as both a bar...more
Spiraltoppen is also a perfect starting point for several footpaths/ski slopes and a 2 km nature trail in the forest give you a great experience!!! Carry with you water if the weather is hot!!!
Visit Kunstnerdalen (The Valley of Artists). About 40 km from Drammen (Oslo c. 110km) are Sigdal, Eggedal and Krødsherad and places such as Norefjell, Åmot, Modum and Vikersund. This is a forested land of scenic beauty, of gently rolling mountains and sparkling clear lakes. This is a great area to visit, with many cultural attractions, museums...more
Drammen has a lot more to offer than meets the eye.I can go swimming 5 mins away, I can go hiking 5 minutes away ( where else can you go take a 5 minute walk from the town square - and suddenly you're in the forest !), I can go flying 15 minutes away (paragliding)and the capital is only a 30 minute drive away. Receiving Jesus Crist as my personal...more
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