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Vinjestoga is the childhood home of the poet, journalist and linguist Aasmund Olavsson Vinje (1818-1870). Here you can listen to stories about everyday life in Vinje’s home, about how he became one of Norway’s foremost poets, and about the journalist Vinje.
Øvre Verket reprents one of the most important culturally historic places from the years of industrialization in Norway. At Øvre Verket you'll find antiques, a bunad workshop, frame workshop, and textile art as well as work from other artisans, and also a restaurant and gallery.
Many of the old logging works in Hovin have now been restored, and many of the old logging sites can be seen if you go for a hike.
The Rjukan Waterfall is unfortunately much less impressive than it used to be as most of the water has now been diverted into pipes running to the Vemork power station.
The mountain road over Gaustatoppen between Rjukan and Tuddal is a spectacular scenic experience.
At Berg Kragerø Museum can you see how the family Homan survived, and in the showroom you can admire a beautiful toy collection, put yourself in Kragerø past as exporters of ice or see Munch exhibition "Kragerø was me good"
The church was built in the romanesque style at some time in the 12th century. It is dedicated to St Olav. On the north-west corner of the church a face has been hewn. This, according to legend, represents the saint king.
Bø i Telemark
The old parish in Bø is a cultural center today, run by a foundation. They arrange concerts and exhibitions. About the parish itself: a few hundred...