Kongsberg Travel Guide

  • Ut av berget. Sculpture by Nico Widerberg
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Kongsberg Things to Do

  • New sculpture in Magasinparken

    30th of june 2012 we got this new statue in our main park Magadinparken.The sculptures name is "ut av berget" which can be translated to "out of the mountain".The name probably has to do with Kongsbergs mining history and that the miners came out of the minesbefore christmas carrying a torch as they walked to town.See also the information about the...

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  • Again about statues

    It seems that the Norwegians have a hobby in collecting statues and installing them in the most unexpected places.I love this and the surprise to find in a strange place a statue was always bringing me a smile and a better mood for all day... Couldn't this be the reason to install them there?

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  • King's Mine.. silver mine

    As I have already said, I was one of the people lucky enough to take a dinner in that mine, 1070 meters bellow the surface, breathing silver dust mixed with almost 400 years of mining industry. I did this after an hour visit in some of it's galleries which are longer than 600 km.We have entered the mine as the miners did so many years before us, in...

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  • The Church in Kongsberg

    It is a must see of course, and I don't need to speak too much about it as I will attach here some nice links... enjoy them What they are not saying on all those sites is that, when I have been there, a very young man, almost a boy, was playing piano.It was perhaps Bach's Toccata but...I am not a connoisseur.Anyway, it makes my visit special and it...

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  • Hiking up to the monument "Korset"

    Korset (meaning the cross) is a monument of the place where The Danish king Chr IV stood when he pointed out where he wanted Kongsberg to be built way back in 1624. The story says that he was drunk when he pointed and really meant Kongsberg to be a little longer to the right(south) in the area of Sandsvær.Today Korset is a popular goal for hikers...

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  • Visit Labromuseene(the Labromuseums)

    At Labro you can visit the Labromuseums. This is a part of Lågdalsmuseet that you can find about 6km south of Kongsberg. The museums are Vassdragsmusset,Numedalslågens Fløtningsmuseum and Norsk Vegmuseum avd. Buskerud.The Vassdragsmuseum is a museum for business and culture in the old days along the Numedalslågen river with production of...

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Kongsberg Hotels

Kongsberg Restaurants

  • Close to the Basserudåsen motor stadium

    2 minutes before you arrive in Kongsberg along the E134 from the east you will have Aas kafeteria on the left side. this place have been a landmark in the Kongsberg area for decades.The food here is average norwegian kafeteria food at average prices.In the future the place is threathened by a new road route for E134 into Kongsberg.They have plans...

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  • Excellent food at Peckels

    Nice athmosphere. A popular restaurant for bussines dinners.High end prices for Kongsberg.Open from 17-2400. Kitchen closes at 2300.

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  • Good Chinese in Kongsberg, Norway

    In Houston, Texas, (USA) Chinese restaurants are everywhere. I was almost astounded to find one in Kongsberg, Norway. I was pleasantly surprised by everything, and disappointed by nothing. The establishment is not large by US standards, but it is a very comfortable place to have a meal. The young man who waited on me spoke English adequately for...

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Kongsberg Nightlife

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    by Terje1966 Updated Apr 16, 2010

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    Christians kjeller has concerts. It is often blues or country and local bands.
    Popular place in Kirkegata in the quiet Vestsiden area. In the same house you have the restaurant Opsahlgården in the basement.

    Christians kjeller is in the basement.
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Kongsberg Transportation

  • Bus.train.taxi

    Oslo/GardermoenEvery hour 24/7 from Oslo bussterminal to Kongsberg(80km)Ntodden and back.The Purple busses are named Timeekspressen and its line 1. They also connect with airport express busses from Oslo Airport Gardermoen.(135km)Apart from that you can use the train from oslo or Gardermoen directly to Kongsberg every hour in day/evening/early...

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  • Easy to get about

    Landed at Oslo airport,very efficient.Came out of arrivals bought a train ticket from the booth,walked over to escalator,went down,got on train.That easy...Trains ran perfectly on time lots of space for skis and luggage.No language barrier, as they all spoke better English than me !!!!

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Kongsberg Shopping

  • Kongsbergs largest mall

    Stortorvet is Kongsbergs largest mall. You can enter the mall from Stasjonsbakken, 3 places in Storgata and from 2 different parking lots underneath the mall. You can find almost all kinds of shops inside the mall. Average prices for Norway

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  • Stop there!

    STORTOVET is a big supermarket in the center of Kongsberg. There you can find everything you need and there are also some restaurants where you can taste pizza and norwegian recipes. I personally bought a great food typical from Kongsberg region: the biscuits of Peer Gynt. These biscuits are thin and very sweet. I love them!!! I personally bought...

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Kongsberg Local Customs

  • The marvellous Gloger organ

    This beautiful organ called Glocer organ (because of the name of its German builder Gottfried Heinrich Gloger), was completed in 1765. During a fire in the church attic in the late 1880's the organ was severely damaged by water. In may 1999, the restauration of this organ begun. In 2001the restored organ was inaugurated with a concert.Visit the...

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  • The event Drekkedagsnatta

    The "Drekkedagsnatta" is the night between 22th and 23th of december. People in Kongsbergcelebrate the evening that the old miners came down from the mines before christmas.It all starts up in the forest not far from the mines and the ski center.People are gathered around fireplaces in the snow dressed up like people were 150years ago, drinking and...

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  • Silver Mines

    In 1624 the Dano-Norwegian King Christian IV ordered that a national highway be built from Konings-Bierg (Kongsberg) to Bragernes (Drammen). Life was to change dramatically for farmers in Sandsvær and Eiker overthe next couple of centuries. German mining engineers arraived in the district. Danish nobles amassedhuge fortunes from the silver which...

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Kongsberg Warnings and Dangers

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    by Terje1966 Updated Sep 5, 2010

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    Kongsberg is an extremely safe place to be.
    The only thing i can think of is the old silver mines. Do not cross the fence around the mines. The holes can be several hundered meters deep.

    Fence around the mines and historical info sign.
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Kongsberg Tourist Traps

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    by Azhut Updated Sep 15, 2004

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    Don't go there without a map or a brochure of things that you can visit in Kongsberg because it can happen that you have no chance to enter the tourist office. It happened to me!! I went there at 1 p.m. and the office was closed; strange because in Italy most of the offices stay open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    By the way this is the address of the tourist office, better to know it before arriving there!

    Kongsberg Turistservice AS
    Karsches gt. 3, NO-3611 KONGSBERG
    Tel. +32 29 90 50 | Fax. +32 29 90 51
    Email: post@visitkongsberg.no

    www.visitkongsberg.no

    The main street !

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Kongsberg What to Pack

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    by neilward Updated Dec 29, 2003

    Photo Equipment: Lots of film,the scenery is beautiful,as its expensive over there.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Don't forget your warm undies !!!!!

    Miscellaneous: Cashpoint cards.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and arrange an overdraft before you go...
    Take a bottle of Baileys,either for you or as a gift for a local,3 times as much over there ....but very nice poured over ice in a large glass !!!!!!!!! mmmmmmmmmm

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Kongsberg Off The Beaten Path

  • Heddal Stavkyrkje

    The largest of the Stave Churches in Norway, Heddal Stavkyrkje is right off of the highway so is accessible from Kongsberg.Dating back to the 12th century, this stave church is quite magnificent and well kept. The history and folklore surrounding the church can be read by following the link below.Cost is currently 60NOK. Opening hours:20th May –...

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  • The chimney sweeper

    In our place it is well known that meeting a chimney sweeper is a clear sign of being very lucky. It is easy to understand why.To see in our times a real one on the street in the middle of the city, is certainly impressive, even if the city is in Norway, where the old wooden houses and the old traditions are still "on topic".I felt anyway very...

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  • Skrim and Raje mountain area

    If you are fond of hiking I can suggest a mountain area called Skrimfjella and Raje.20-30minutes from Kongsberg on a small gravel road you can start your walk up to either the Skrimtoppen or the Styggemann mountain. Both are above 800meters. From the topyou can see all the way to the Oslofjord.In the winter time this area is perfect for cross...

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Kongsberg Favorites

  • Numedalslågen

    A river is always an attraction point , the "something" to build a nice city around it. I have always appreciated this. In Kongsberg, that "concept" is reaching it's perfection. The river Numedalslågen have here three waterfalls, very impressive ones and the city is built around them.I could spend hours looking at the river and the mist arising in...

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  • Along the river

    When I went to Kongsberg I was alone and I had few hours to spend there so I miss to walking along the river. But I suggest to you to do it becasue I saw that there is a nice path all along the river , that starts close to the main bridge and takes a bit far from the center, I suppose is a quiet place for relaxing.

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  • For who wants....

    If you are not tired after a walk around Kongsberg you can reach the church of this town. The architect of Kongsberg Church was Joachim Andreas Stukenbrock, a mining foreman who led a committee formed in 1738 to provide a new and larger church to replace the earlier cross-shaped timber church from 1631. The foundation stone was laid down April 21,...

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