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Over 20,000 summer flowers in flowerbeds, flower towers, boxes and buckets in the streets, as well as 2000m2 of roses and perennials, adorn the centre of Kristiansand from May till late in September, to the pleasure and delight of residents and tourists. This is made possible by the municipality and businesspeople sharing the cost.
In Wergeland?s Park in the spring you find more than 8500 flowering bulbs in fantastic colours. Also here there is ?The Children?s Own Flowerbed?. Pre-school children grow plants in their nursery school, and these are then planted out in this flowerbed by 450 children dressed up in colourful flower costumes. Also in Wergeland?s Park is the magnificent bronze statue of Henrik Wergeland from 1908, by Gustav Vigeland.
Built approx. 1100-1150. Stone church in the Roman style, with a Baroque alterpiece and pulpit from 1704. Runic stone in the porch.
Inaugurated in 1969, built in concrete & well-known for good acoustics. Seating capacity 750. Open by appointment.
Built between 1050-1070. Alterpiece and pulpit from the 1600s. Open by appointment.
Built 1672 by Fredrik III. The rotunda has 5 m thick walls. The mound is open from 15 May to 15 September, 09.00-21.00. Guiding by appointment.
A historical defence museum that features a heavy German coastal defence battery from 1940-45, with the world's largest land-based cannon (337 tonnes). Plenty of other material from WWII. Sale of military surplus material. Viewpoint. In the vicinity of hiking areas and bathing places.
Late Gothic cathedral from 1884, consecrated in 1885. Seating capacity 1000. Holy Communion with music every Friday from 11.30 - 12.00.
40 km. cultural and scenic path with information boards about the distinctive surroundings and interesting history.
Postveien (The Postal Route) is part of the National Cycle Route No. 1 and is a 9 km scenic road.
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