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Posebyen - Old town in Kristiansand

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Have a leisurely walk through “Posebyen”, one of Northern Europe’s largest collections of charming, old, white wooden houses.

Posebyen is a nice little city community and the only thing left after the big city fire in 1892. Take a walk around the idylic streets. Posebyen is one of the biggest collections of small and old wood construction houses. In the summer there is a market every Saturday from 10.00 to 04.00.

On the walk you will find:

Bentsens Hus, Kronprinsensgt. 59. Nowadays belongs to Kristiansand municipality. The house was built in 1855 and is one of the best preserved buildings in the town.

Kristiansand nursing Home, Elvegata 39. Although the site has been occupied since 1698, the present building was erected after a fire (Østerbrannen) in 1859. One of Kristiansand’s best known houses.

The former Post office at Kronprinsensgate 45. Dates back to 1695. Has been used for textile dyeing, and as a timber warehouse and a general store.

Sløyden at Gyldenløvesgt 70. Also known as "Thorkilds Bedehus" horkild’s Chapel). Built in 1855 and rebuilt in 1859 by master builder Mikkel Mortensen, who also built the churches in Søgne, Randesund and Birkenes.

Kafé «Blåstua», Gyldenløvesgt. 60 This café with its original décor is famous for its homemade cakes and waffles. The ‘Lige Godt’ charity shop (also run by the Blue Cross) is located in the same building.

The Blue Cross building on Gyldenløvesgate 56. Inhabited since 1802. The house has 16 roomsthree kitchens and a large garden. In 1876, it was bought by a Lieute-nant Colonel renowned for throwing extravagant banquets where he would dress up in full military regalia.

Frivolds hjørne, Holbergsgt 17. This building was named after its last owner, a butcher named Frivold. However, the site was originally part of a larger estate incorporating Holbergsgate 13, 15 and 17 and Rådhusgaten 40b. Holbergsgate 17 is about 200 years old and was used for the sale of wines and spirits in the 1840s, while No.15 housed a carpenter’s and coffin maker’s.

Elin`s Motehus (Fashion House), as well as Hønsegården (the Chicken Run, summer cafe) at Skippergt. 43.

Hope you had a nice walk throughout “Posebyen”


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Effort level
  • Easy
Season
  • All year

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  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)

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Effort Level
Easy
Duration
1-4 hours
Season
All Year
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Kristiansand, Norway
The latitude and longitude
58° 8' 59" N / 7° 59' 49" E
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