Drammen Travel Guide

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Drammen Things to Do

  • Try out Betongparken skateboard Park

    In Drammen underneath Norways longest bridge the Drammensbrua (E18) lies Betongparken. That is a new skateboard park built in concrete. The park is clean and it has a lot of benches where you can sit and watch or simply take a break.

  • Bragernes Church

    Bragernes Church was erected in a new gothic style. It was consecrated on 12 July 1871. It has got a very nice altarpiece with the Resurrection painted by Adolph Tidemand.

  • Spiraltoppen

    Spiraltoppen is the name of the area at the top of the Spiralen. It offeres a marvellous view of the city, the river, the fjord and the mountainous areas of Kongsberg and Numedal. You can also find a Cocherill cannon from 1904.

  • Spiralen

    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...

  • Fire Station

    The Fire Station was designed by the city engineer Heyerdahl in the mixed style of the time (about 1870), and was naturally given a tower to dry the fire hoses.

  • The City Hall

    The City Hall was built in 1871 and was formerly the court house and the police station. The building was considerably restored in 1986.


Drammen Hotels

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Drammen Restaurants

  • A dinner in the forrest..

    This is a cafè where you can eat dinner ore just have some vaffels after walking around Spiraltoppen. Nice people and the best wieu from a cafè EVER!!!!

  • Good atmosphere and food

    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...

  • Try Aaspaviliongen up on the...

    Try Aaspaviliongen up on the hill.Restaurant Oscar in the middle of town (Bragernes)is also very good.Bristol at the Stroemsoe side,not far from the railwaystation, is also a place you should try.Stallgaarden has good steaks.Fantastic food,good service


Drammen Nightlife

  • A mixed bag

    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...

  • All roads lead to Rome

    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...

  • If sport is your thing

    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...


Drammen Transportation

  • And this, not many of the...

    And this, not many of the locals are very happy about all the bridges either. I hope that Mette Marit forgive me this intro, but she promised me a sight seeing soon.

  • As I was going to land in...

    As I was going to land in Oslo, comming back from my South-Africa trip I flew over drammen - you can barely see the city - or rather town ( there are between 55-60 000 people living here) - you can see one of the busiest ports in norway if you take a closer look

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Drammen Shopping

  • Sydney, The Baked Potatoe Stand, Gas Station: An after pub guide to food

    by purpleivan Written Apr 25, 2004

    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.

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Drammen Local Customs

  • Two Aasses please!

    Aass Brewery, established in 1834, is the oldest brewery in Norway today. It is located in the city of Drammen, at the banks of the Drammen. Poul Lauritz Aass bought the brewery in 1860 and since then it has been in the same family.

  • Aqua Vitae

    Drammen is the original home of aquavit. This alcoholic beverage made of potatoes was first made in Drammen in 1804 in response to a royal decree that forbade the use of corn for this purpose. Every year in Drammen there is a National Aquavit competition in late autumn.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Drammen Warnings and Dangers

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    If you keep on walking...

    by mettemaritc Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    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)

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Drammen Tourist Traps

  • This is the entrance to the...

    by good-old Written Sep 2, 2002

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    This is the entrance to the city, and maybe this is one of the reasons Drammen has got negative critics.

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Drammen Off The Beaten Path

  • Visit Fredfoss, if possible

    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...

  • Take a walk to the top

    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...

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Drammen Sports & Outdoors

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    Walking to the Spiraltoppen

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Sep 2, 2005

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    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!!!

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Skiing and Boarding

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Drammen General

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  • Kunstnerdalen

    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...

  • Drammen has a lot more to...

    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...

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