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Buildings & Monuments in Horten
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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...
Borre church was built in the 1100s and is one of the country's most interesting churches from the Middle Ages.
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.
This Gothic-style longship church is located at Karljohansvern naval base and was built in 1855.
"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.
According to local history, many Methodists migrated to Horten in 1864. The Horten Methodist congregation was founded by Pastor Martin Hansen on 29 Ju...
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.
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.