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The Monk's Island

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The Monk's Island Photo: Monica Selnes
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The Monk's Island Photo: Nova
The Monk's Island Photo: Nova
The Monk's Island Photo: Nova
The Monk's Island Photo: Nova
The Monk's Island Photo: Nova
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The Monk's Island Photo: Nova
The Monk's Island Photo: Nova
The Monk's Island Photo: Nova

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Trondheim's execution ground in ancient times. Benedictine monks built a monastery on the island very early in the 11th century, probably one of the first two monastries in Scandinavia. In 1658 it was converted into a prison and fortress, later becoming a customs house. Its most famous inmate was the Danish Count Peder Griffenfeld, who spent 18 years as a prisoner there. Today "The Monks' Island" is a popular recreational area, with a nice beach and a restaurant. Open from May - September.

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5/18/2014 - 5/31/2014
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6/1/2014 - 8/17/2014
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8/18/2014 - 8/31/2014
Mon - Sun
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/4/2014 - 9/7/2014
Mon - Sun
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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The Monk's Island

Trondheim's execution ground in ancient times. Benedictine monks built a monastery on the island very early in the 11th century, probably one of the...

The Monk's Island

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