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This Gothic-style longship church is located at Karljohansvern naval base and was built in 1855.
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.
"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.
Borre church was built in the 1100s and is one of the country's most interesting churches from the Middle Ages.
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.
Permanent exhibition of works by the
painter Harald Kihle and various exhibitions from other artists....
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.
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.
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.