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Kilden, the new architectural landmark in Kristiansand, Norway - Photo: Jon-Petter Thorsen
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Kilden, the new architectural landmark in Kristiansand, Norway Photo: Jon-Petter Thorsen

Top attractions in Kristiansand

Catch a show at Kilden, Kristiansand's new performing arts centre, go meet wild animals at the zoo, or take a nostalgic trip on an old steam train.

Kilden Performing Arts Centre

Centrally located in Kristiansand, Kilden is the city's new architectural landmark. Here you can enjoy theatre, festivals and concerts throughout the year, or join a guided tour of the striking building.

Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park

12 kilometers east of Kristiansand lies Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park with things to see and do for the whole family. See for example tigers, monkies and lions, or enjoy fun rides, shows and water activities.

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The Vest-Agder Museum

The Vest-Agder Museum is a historical, cultural museum and a miniature town  with buildings from Kristiansand.

Agder Nature Museum and Botanical Gardens

The Agder Nature Museum and Botanical Gardens lies in a distinctive parkland with an extensive playing area for children. Amongst other attractions is the largest collection of cacti in Norway.

The Setesdalsbanen Railway

In Vennesla you can travel with the Setesdalsbanen Railway. Vintage steam trains ply the eight-kilometer track from Grovane to Røyknes.

Sørlandet Art Museum

Sørlandet Art Museum has a permanent collection of Norwegian art, as well as visiting exhibitions.

Galleri Bi-Z

Galleri Bi-Z in the center of Kristiansand, Galleri Bi-Z is the largest private gallery in the region with regular sales exhibitions throughout the year.

Kristiansand Cannon Museum

Kristiansand Cannon Museum is situated 9 kilometers southwest of Kristiansand. One of the cannons here is one of the largest existing of its type in the world. There is a large exhibition of military material in the bunkers.

The fish market

The quayside is Kristiansand's most vigorous and inviting area, and much more than a fish market. Here you will find lively restaurants, canals and pleasure boat traffic, and of course excellent fresh fish, prawns and other shellfish making this a favourite location for both locals and visitors.

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Last updated:  2014-04-30
See lynx at Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park, Norway - Photo: Dyreparken
See lynx at Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park, Norway
The world's second largest cannon at the Kristiansand Cannon Museum, Norway - Photo: Anders Martinsen©Visit Kristiansand AS
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Kilden, the new architectural landmark in Kristiansand, Norway - Photo: Jon-Petter Thorsen

Top attractions in Kristiansand

Catch a show at Kilden, Kristiansand's new performing arts centre, go meet wild animals at the zoo, or take a nostalgic trip on an old steam train.

Top attractions in Kristiansand

Source: Visitnorway

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