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Borrehaugene is Norway's first National Park and has the largest Viking graveyard of Scandinavia with significant discoveries from ancient times.
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.
The Løvøy Chapel on the Løvøya island is the smallest of Horten's three medieval churches and supposed to date back to the 1200's. The location of the church is connected to the St. Olav's well, and it is believed that the water had healing power.
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....
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...
Historians do not know the exact year when Nykirke church was built, but we have good reason to believe that it is about the same age as Borre church, which was built around 1100.
The centre offers exhibitions, guiding and a playground were children and adults can compete and play like Vikings. Midgard has a small souvenir shop and a charming café overlooking the magnificent park.