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Buildings & Monuments in Kristiansand
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Natural history museum and botanical garden. Geology, flora and fauna. Sørlandet's natural history from the ice age to the present, and from the coast to the mountains. Colourful mineral exhibition. Botanical garden with a historical rose garden dating from 1850 as well as modern rose varieties. Norway's largest collection of cacti. Flowers and trees from all over the world.
The area has been settled from the early Iron Age. In 1854 consul Wild bought the place and built the houses in the best Swiss style, as a summer house for his ailing wife Mathilde.
The lively fish pier is an experience in it self! See fish and shellfish swimming in tanks, the smallboats chugging through the canal.
Kristiansan's oldest fortress (ca. 1660-1797) and Northern Europe's largest quarantine station (1804-1914).
Strategically located fort on an island just outside Møvig in Vestergapet
Oksøy is a bird sanctuary where it is not allowed to travel between 15 April and 15 July.
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.
Late Gothic cathedral from 1884, consecrated in 1885. Seating capacity 1000. Holy Communion with music every Friday from 11.30 - 12.00.
Built between 1050-1070. Alterpiece and pulpit from the 1600s. Open by appointment.
Built approx. 1100-1150. Stone church in the Roman style, with a Baroque alterpiece and pulpit from 1704. Runic stone in the porch.
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