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"Gildehallen" - The Viking Hall, is a reconstruction of one of the Viking Age's large halls. It is newly found imprint of such halls in Borre, and it becomes more and more apparent that Borre was a power center even before the Viking Age.
Edvard Munch's House, is Åsgårdstrand's biggest attraction. It was here that Edvard Munch lived and found the inspiration for so many of his famous paintings. It was in 1889 that Edvard Munch (1863-1944) spent the first of many summers in Åsgårdstrand. In 1897 he bought a spartan fisherman's cottage built at the end of the 18th century.
Borre church was built in the 1100s and is one of the country's most interesting churches from the Middle Ages.
The foundation stone was laid by bishop Dagfinn Hauge on the 29th of May 1968, and the church was inaugurated and consecrated by the assisting bishop, dean Peder Olsen on the 26th of May 1969.
Bishop Håkon Andersen laid the foundation stone in May 1988 and the church, made in concrete, was finished in 1989.
Architects: Corneliussen, Elvesta...
Preus Museum offers visitors many exciting experiences within the expanded field of photography: from the earliest technical and scientific experiments to modern photographic art that has pushed back the boundaries of what a photograph can be.
Permanent exhibition of works by the
painter Harald Kihle and various exhibitions from other artists....
On the outskirts of Horten you come to Karljohansvern, which is surrounded by the sea. Here you can enjoy life. This is a quiet place in an urban environment, with space to hike and bike in the most beautiful surroundings imaginable.
Borrehaugene is Norway's first National Park and has the largest Viking graveyard of Scandinavia with significant discoveries from ancient times.