A few decades ago Drammen had a reputation for being a somewhat grey industrial town. Today, however, you are greeted by fashionable surroundings and a modern city beach.
Drammen might be an excellent and easily accessible choice for everyone who wants to experience what a relatively “large” Norwegian town has to offer, only 30 minutes drive from Oslo.
Here you can combine relaxing urban life with golfing, a wilderness expedition, skiing or a ravine expedition a mere 10 minutes drive from the center.
In the last few decades a lot has been done to visually improve the city center. The new Ypsilon bridge which is for pedestrians and cyclists only has opened, the traffic was redirected, a new city beach was constructed, and the river was cleaned. The facelift has been a success, and today Drammen is one of Norway’s fastest growing cities.
The Drammenselva river separates the two parts of the city, and is a good place to try salmon fishing. Extremely active fish preservation measures ensure that there are plenty of fish to catch, even in easily accessible waters.
For those who enjoy the nightlife, Drammen has a living music scene with Union Scene as a location for major Norwegian and international acts. The city is also home to one of Norway's oldest theaters, Drammen Theatre.
There is no need to wait until you're here to find out what you'd like to do.
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