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Brekkestø was originally a temporary anchorage, also for sailing ships laid up for the winter. The story goes that in winter the ships lay so close to each other that you could cross the sound without getting your feet wet.
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.
The Vest-Agder-Museum Gimle Gård is dating from about 1800. A cultural museum of historic interest.
Open during exhibition times, otherwise during working hours or on request.
The area has been settled from the early Iron Age. In 1854 consul Wild bought the place and built the houses in the best Swiss style, as a summer house for his ailing wife Mathilde.
Kristiansand museum, is southern Norway's largest historical museum.
Natural history museum and botanical garden. Geology, flora and fauna. Sørlandet's natural history from the ice age to the present, and from the coast to the mountains. Colourful mineral exhibition. Botanical garden with a historical rose garden dating from 1850 as well as modern rose varieties. Norway's largest collection of cacti. Flowers and trees from all over the world.
Have a leisurely walk through “Posebyen”, one of Northern Europe’s largest collections of charming, old, white wooden houses.
Signposted path from Rosselandsveien, Brennåsen, beside Hydro Texaco petrol station on E-39. The path goes east to Vågsbygd and west to Søgne.
An octagonal timber-built church dated 1830. Church bell from 1769. Open by appointment.