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Buildings & Monuments in Kristiansand
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Have a leisurely walk through “Posebyen”, one of Northern Europe’s largest collections of charming, old, white wooden houses.
Built in 1936 with an extention from 1982. Seating capacity 120. High Mass Sunday 11 am. Mass on Tuesday and Thursday6 pm, Saturday 1 pm.
Granite fountains made by Kjell Nupen. Guest harbour with services.
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.
Iveland is known for its mines and quarries with quartz, feldspar and rare minerals.
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.
Wooden church from 1830. Altarpiece in renaissance style dated 1638, brass candlesticks on the altar from around 1650, and many other artefacts from around 1750. Open by appointment.
Partially renovated German coastal fort from the Second World War; follow the signposts or go on a guided tour arranged by Søgne Information Centre on request.