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    Go to the beach.

    by cachaseiro Written Sep 12, 2013

    If you are in Kristiansand during the summer and the weather is nice then you actually have a very nice little beach in town.
    I was very suprised to see that as i was not exactly picturing Norway as a beach destination.
    But in the eastern part of Kristiansand you have a nice little beach that is very popular with the locals if the sun is out and i was lucky that it was when i passed through Kristiansand.

    Kristiansand beach. Yes you have beaches in Norway.
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    Dont miss the 2nd largest cannon of WW II in Møvik

    by globetrott Updated Feb 7, 2012

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    Dont miss the 2nd largest cannon of WW II in Møvik: it is a fascinating place of history, even if you are not so very much interested in military things.
    These cannons were built in order to control all of the entrance into the baltic sea from here and from the opposite shore in Danmark. The 38 cm calibre cannon has a range of about 55km and you even can walk inside of it.

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    the cannons of the fortress

    by globetrott Updated Sep 30, 2011

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    The old fortress was built on an peninsula and there were some cannons in front of that fortress to defend it. They are another tourist-attraction of Kristiansand nowadays, take a closer look at them, they have nice engravings and ornaments as well.
    Take a look at the handles of the cannon in my 3rd photo, it is an elephant !

    did you see the elephants ?
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    great wooden architecture in Kristiansand

    by globetrott Updated Sep 30, 2011

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    Take a walk through the centre of Kristiansand and you will see that most of the interesting buildings will be found in the very centre of the old town, just like this great wooden building in my 1st and 2nd picture, that I saw in a short walking-distance from the main square, opposite of the cathedral.
    The other buildings I saw while strolling through the side-streets around the port-area.

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    Byhallen & Brandvagt - the townhall & firebrigades

    by globetrott Updated Sep 16, 2011

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    Brandvagt is the norwegian name for the firebrigades and Byhallen means townhall. Take a look what a pretty house they are located in, directely at the main square of Kristiansand, and opposite of the cathedral. A realy pretty building in the norwegian Art Nouveau-style made of red bricks.

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    Vestningsvollen: the old fortess of Kristiansand

    by globetrott Updated Sep 16, 2011

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    Vestningsvollen is the name of the old fortress next to the port of Kristiansand, it is partly used as a concerthall and disco and it is open to the public and offers some great view of the port-area and also to the castle.
    The walls of this fortress are about 5 meters thick and it was built in 1672 by Fredrik III.
    The castle is open for the public daily from May 15 till September 15th between 09.00am and 09.00pm.

    Vestningsvollen:  the old fortess of Kristiansand Vestningsvollen:  the old fortess of Kristiansand Vestningsvollen:  the old fortess of Kristiansand Vestningsvollen:  the old fortess of Kristiansand Vestningsvollen:  the old fortess of Kristiansand
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    Inside of the Domkirke

    by globetrott Written Sep 16, 2011

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    Take a look inside of Domkirke in Kristiansand, the church dates back to the year 1885 and has some interesting details, that you will see here in my pictures.
    This church was built mainly of wood, even the main columns holding the construction of the churchtop were totally made of wood.

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    Domkirke - the cathedral of Kristiansand

    by globetrott Updated Sep 16, 2011

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    This is the biggest and also most interesting church of Kristiansand: the Domkirke. It is open for visitors during the day and I think it is worth to take a look inside - see some pictures in my next tip here !
    This church is relatively young, dating back to the year 1885.

    Domkirke - the cathedral of Kristiansand Domkirke - the cathedral of Kristiansand Domkirke - the cathedral of Kristiansand Domkirke - the cathedral of Kristiansand Domkirke - the cathedral of Kristiansand
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    Waterfront is close to town and interesting

    by fred98115 Written Jun 21, 2011

    We visited Kristiansand on a cruise and found the waterfront interesting. There were three: one where our ship docked, a marina, and a mini-marina in the heart of town. I enjoy photographing boats and reflections.

    Tug pulls our ship away from the dock Ostrehaven pleasure boat harbor Overview of city and canal into mini-marina mini-marina in the heart of town Crane at the dock
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    Stroll the shopping street: Markensgate

    by fred98115 Written Jun 21, 2011

    If shopping is in your visit agenda, then strolling the pedestrian shopping street is a good alternative. We were window shopping and taking pictures and found it a fascinating way to spend a morning.

    the pedestrian street near the end of the street corner on the street
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    Domkirke Cathedral

    by fred98115 Written Jun 21, 2011

    The technical details of the Cathedral are that it is the fourth one on this site, consecrated in 1885, seats 1,800 people, and has a tower 70m high. What I liked was the variety due to the multiple use of the Domkirke. Outside was a volleyball tournament. Inside was a youth orchestra rehearsing for a concert amidst the religious works of art. The cathedral altar piece depicts the risen Jesus with the two disciples at Emmaus and is by the artist Eilie Peterssen.

    Spire looks down on volleyballers Domkirke Spire Orchestra and altar piece Orchestra rehearses Interior of Domkirke
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    Kristiansand harbour

    by Synch_X Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Kristiansand Euro-Port Norway is the only Norwegian port with
    ferry connections to both Sweden and England.
    In addition about 1.5 million passengers travel to and from Denmark by ferry each year.

    Every year thousands of tourists visit the local coastal area, enjoying its fjords and thousands of small islands. The Kristiansand area has more days of sunshine than any other location in Scandinavia, and the beaches and smooth rocks are ideal for sunbathing. Also Norwegians consider Kristiansand to be the number one holiday area.

    The river Otra, which runs practically through the city centre, is well known for its rich salmon fishing. Its water is very clean, as is the sea in and around Kristiansand. Thus the new beach, which is located in the heart of the city, is very popular.

    Several sightseeing/charter boats, including the M/S Maarten,
    are available for tourists wishing to visit the unique scenery, and
    the charming fishing villages with their traditional white wooden houses.

    Kristiansand is also a popular destination for pleasure crafts from every corner of Europe. Special yachting harbours provide berthing in areas safely separated from the commercial port.

    Click here to see more pictures of the harbour in my travelogue.

    Top view of the harbour

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  • Bystranda in Kristiansand

    by hsorvig Written Aug 28, 2010

    If you are looking for beaches in Kristiansand you don´t have to travel far. The town beach - called "Bystranda" is situated in the southeast corner of the town. This is not a natural beach, but it still has managed to obtain the statue as a Blue Flag Beach. This is the place to meet - youngsters, families etc. love this place. There are sandvolley courts, playgrounds etc. just by the beach.

    Walking distance from the shopping street, and a very nice stop on the stroll along the eastern water front in Kristiansand.

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    Dyreparken in Kristiansand

    by Saagar Written Aug 13, 2010

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    Named "Dyreparken", the family entertainment park 8 kms east of Kristiansand city is more than an animal park. It is probably the single biggest attraction south of Oslo, but that should not necessarily to stop. This is essentially an entertainment park for small-children-families and children aged 2-12. For those beyond that there are the bathing facilities (huge water play area), The Jungle Land climbing area, a collection of animals here seemingly living good lives: tigers, lions, an African savanna replica, animals from Scandinavia, some monkeys, crocs etc., quite interesting.
    The big draws, however, you will understand when you see the small pirates and Tante Sofie-dressed girls who are returning from Kardemomme By (Cardamom Town) and Kaptein Sabeltanns pirate ship (Captain Sabretooth). The first is a small town, built on the stories of the author Torbjørn Egner, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorbj8rn_Egner , the town actually modelled out of a Moroccan mountain town(!). The other one is a pirate harbour built on stories by Terje Formoe, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terje_Formoe . Played out in both places are musicals for children. Captain Sabretooth's stuff is for those children that are not easily scared. Adults also find it entertaining, check a segment of the play on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwqChfwnap8 - it's becoming a cult song and frequently played on full volume on beer parties!
    The area is huge, so to see all you will need more than one day. It is pricey, so consider getting a cheaper multiday tickets if you will be visiting more than a day.
    The best way of seeking info is actually on the web.
    The big disappointment for me in Dyreparken - and I spent three days there - was the food: fast food junkets, french fries, soggy burgers, very little that I would consider fresh, healthy and appetizing. Commercial sponsors of Dyreparken seem to have been given the licence to provide the food, so with some exemptions you are stuck with it and it is not good. and made worse by tired and inexperienced youthful, probably cheap staff on summerjobs. In particular the eateries in the Africa theme area were dirty and not good. A BBQ buffet is probably worth it, but you need to preorder tables. Bring your own food if you take my hint.
    The activities put on for children means forever staying in lines for your turn. Opt for something else if possible, or avoid to Dyreparken the two last weeks of July.

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    Visit the "Dyrepark"

    by adema29 Updated Aug 24, 2008

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    Not far from Kristiansand (about 11 kms from city center) you'll find the "Dyrepark". In fact, there is a very good combination between a zoo and a leisure park. This feature gives the place a special charm.\
    The park is opened from 10 till 17 in the afternoon. You may buy one day or two days tickets.
    We payed about 86 Euros for two adults and a child - one day tickets.

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