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Søndre Brekke enjoys an open setting overlooking the centre of Skien, the Skienselva river, and the canal winding its way inland towards the more mountainous parts of Telemark. The park is an open-air museum containing heritage buildings from across Telemark. The oldest of the 14 preserved farm buildings is an open-hearth cottage dating back to the 14th century.

The manor house at Søndre Brekke is truly magnificent. The building has been restored to the Empire style, to resemble how it must have looked when Niels Aall and his family lived at Brekke in the early 19th century. Aall was the minister of trade, and an exhibition describes the role he played in the negotiations to draw up the Norwegian constitution at Eidsvoll in 1814.

Opening hours 2014: 1. May–31. August, 11 am–9 pm

 

The Tulip Park
The fine park surrounding the manor house is inspired by the English landscaping style. Since the museum’s opening in 1909, Brekkeparken has been a park for all the citizens of Skien, open to the public throughout the summer months.
Brekkeparken is renowned for its magnificent floral displays. In 2014, 30,000 tulips will create a sea of red, white and blue, commemorating the bicentenary of the Norwegian constitution.


Free entrance.

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Where:Brekkeparken
5/1/2013 - 8/30/2014
Mon - Sun
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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