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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.

 Jonsknuten (904 metres)  
Jonsknuten

Jonsknuten mountain known by the locals as Knuten, are situated in Saggrenda, 8 kilometres west of Kongsberg, towards Notodden. There is a road to Knutehytta cabin and to the TV-tower.

For more than 30 years, the Kongsberg International Jazz Festival has brought internationally recognized performers to Kongsberg for a few hectic days in July. The traditionally Kongsberg-Marken (Fair) is arranged in February every year, and 25.000 visitors come to the city for a some days of fun and bargains.

 Jørgen Jørgensen