10 Sights in Olsvik, Norway (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Olsvik, Norway. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 10 sights are available in Olsvik, Norway.

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1. Snorremonumentet

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Snorremonumentet UkjentUnknown author / Public domain

The Snorrem monument is the name of monuments in Norway and Iceland raised in memory of Snorre Sturlason, an Icelandic poet and chief who is best known for writing Heimskringla, a collection of sagas or stories about Norwegian kings, in the 1220s. "The" Snorrhmonument "in Oslo , also referred to as "Snorre-Steinen" and "Snorre-Bautaen", was a monument on Nisseberget at Slottsparken at the end of Karl Johans gate. The monument was an eight meter high bauta in granite. It was unveiled by Gulbrand Lunde, who was Minister of Culture in Vidkun Quisling's second government, September 23, 1941 on the 700th anniversary of Snorre Sturlasson's death. The monument was removed at the liberation after World War II. It is uncertain what happened to the bauta. July 20, 1947, a memorial was unveiled over Snorre on Reykholt in Iceland, the place he lived from 1206 until he was killed in 1241. The monument consists of a sculpture designed by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland in 1938 and was intended as a gift for 700 -The annual mark for Snorre's death. In 1948, a copy of the monument was set up on the square at Mary's Church in Bergen. It was later moved to the Dreggsallmenningen at the entrance to the Bryggens Museum. Vigeland's statue of Snorre is 2.54 meters high and stands on an approximately three meter high shelf. The shelf has the inscriptions "Snorri Sturluson", "1178", "1241" and "Norwegians Reistu".

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2. Mariakirken

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St Mary's Church is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Bergen Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. It is located in the Bryggen area in the central part of the city of Bergen. It is one of the churches for the Bergen Cathedral parish which is part of the Bergen domprosti (arch-deanery) in the Diocese of Bjørgvin. The large, gray stone church was built in a long church design using plans drawn up by an unknown architect. The church seats about 240 people. The construction of the church is believed to have started in the 1130s or 1140s and completed around 1180, making this church the oldest remaining building in the whole city of Bergen. There have been a few fires that burned the church, as well as several renovations and reconstructions, most recently in 2013.

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3. Den blå steinen

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Den blå steinen Reinhardheydt / Public domain

The Blue Stone is a monument in the city of Bergen, Norway. The stone is nine meters long, and made of Brazilian sodalite. It is resting on a stone block, which gives it a characteristic inclination towards the northeast. The entire sculpture is placed on a larger foundation along with a smaller gray square stone sculpture that appears as a cover to an opening at the end of the foundation. It is considered a typical meeting point for the locals. In 2007 the rock was covered with pink plastic as a part of a marketing stunt, and after the 2011 Norway attacks it was used as a memorial site and covered with flowers.

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4. Korskirken

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Holy Cross Church is a special parish church in Bergen municipality in Vestland county, Norway. It is situated in the centre of the city of Bergen, just east of the head of the Vågen bay. The church is located at the intersection of the streets Kong Oscars gate and Nedre Korskirkeallmenning. It is one of the churches for the Bergen domprosti parish which is part of the Bergen domprosti (arch-deanery) in the Diocese of Bjørgvin. The large stone church was built in a cruciform design around the year 1150 using plans drawn up by an unknown architect. The church seats about 600 people.

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5. Fløibanen, nedre stasjon;Fløibanen

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The Fløibanen is a funicular railway in the Norwegian city of Bergen. It connects the city centre with the mountain of Fløyen, with its mountain walks and magnificent views of the city. It is one of Bergen's major tourist attractions and one of Norway's most visited attractions. The line is 844 m (2,769 ft) long, covers a height difference of 302 m (991 ft), and carries over one million passengers a year. The line is owned by Fløibanen AS, a company with a number of shareholders, the biggest being the municipality of Bergen.

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6. Nordnesparken

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The Nordnes Park is a public park in the municipality of Bergen in Vestland county, Norway. The park is located near the centre of the city of Bergen on the northwestern end of the Nordnes peninsula. It was established in 1888-1898 after an initiative from Edvard G. Johannessen in Det nyttige Selskab. The park covers about 32.7 decares of land.

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7. Thetamuseeet

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The Theta Museum is a museum in Bergen, Norway. It is a one-room museum in a room that was used by the Norwegian resistance group known as the Theta group to send radio messages to England under the Nazi German occupation during World War II. The room was opened to the public in 1982, and is the smallest museum in Norway.

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8. Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum

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The West Norway Museum of Decorative Art was established in 1887 at the initiative of Johan Bøgh. In 1896 the museum moved into a permanent exhibition building, a Renaissance Revival structure designed by Henry Bucher (1864–1944). The building caught fire during the 1916 Bergen fire but was saved.

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9. Nykirken

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Nykirken is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Bergen Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. It is located in the Nordnes area of the city of Bergen. It is one of the churches for the Bergen Cathedral parish which is part of the Bergen domprosti (arch-deanery) in the Diocese of Bjørgvin.

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10. Bryggen

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Bryggen, also known as Tyskebryggen, is a series of Hanseatic heritage commercial buildings lining up the eastern side of the Vågen harbour in the city of Bergen, Norway. Bryggen has been on the UNESCO list for World Cultural Heritage sites since 1979.

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