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With the sculpture "Poseidon" in the middle, Badeparken today is like a great, green lung located at the centre of Sandefjord, with trees and beautiful plants, and featuring opportunities for both play and recreation. During the spa era, the park surrounded the Society Building.
Sandefjord's most famous sculpture is a memorial to whaling, created by Knut Steen at the end of the 1950s. The whaling monument shows whalers with oars in an open boat, with harpoons ready and water spraying.
The Olavs Chapell is located in Bjerggata and is open on regular days in the winter.
Sandefjord has so many sculptures that an entire book entitled "Worth Seeing" is dedicated to them. The town - and the book - invite you to enjoy a walking tour of the sculptures. Among the largest and most famous works of art are Knut Steen's "Hvalfangstmonumentet" by the harbour and "Fortuna" in Badeparken, Nils Aas' embellishment of Hjertnes' funds wall towards Badeparken, and Arnold Haukeland's "Havdronningen" outside the Hjertnes cultural centre.
The Royal Manor at Bygdøy is a fully operational organic farm with approx. 60 dairy cows, 90 calves, 30 sheep and 9 ponies. Of the farm's 200 acres,...
Here you will find small buildings from old Sandvika, with galleries, small shops, crafts and cafes. The place has its origins from the former Harresc...
Tanum church is one of two medieval churches in Bærum, built in around 1100-1130. It is a Romanesque church, with frescoes from the 1300s, and medieva...
The town hall was erected in the period between 1927-63, in accordance with drawings by architect Magnus Poulsson. The town hall has a bell tower in t...
Malmskrivergården features Sandvika’s oldest preserved buildings, from around 1640.
The “ore clerk” (malmskriveren) who kept an overview of the unloa...
Gjøvik Gård is and old estate in the middle of the city center. On the estate you find builidings from the last three hundred years. Gjøvik Gård was the property of Casper Kauffeldt - founder of the town Gjøvik by National conscription officer Alf Mjøen.