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PICTURES FROM KONSBERG

Whoever visits Kongsberg, the "Silver City", is surprised to find how much this city has to offer. Kongsberg is reknown for its long and active skiing tradition, with a stable, continental climate, is a focal point between hills and mountains, popular with both residents and visitors.

 The King´s Mine  
The Silver Mines

The Silver Mines are situated in Saggrenda, 8 kilometres west of Kongsberg, towards Notodden.

Nowadays you can experience this fascinating history both above and below ground! The guides will tell you about peoples´ living-and working conditions as well as mining technology, geology, the history of coin making and the glorious history of ski jumping in Kongsberg.

A mine train brings you 2.300 metres into the King´s mine where professional guides will give you a guided tour. The visiting area is located 342 metres below the surface.

 Jørgen Jørgensen