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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 King´s Mine

Another way to explore Kongsberg´s heritage is to hike past abandoned silver mines in the hills above the city. Or get on board the pit railway at Saggrenda, 8 kilometers from the city center, to travel 2,3 km into the mountain and centuries back in time, with a guided tour of the King´s Mine. An exciting experience is the Mining Safari.

This unique adventure is a 5 km (3,25 miles) long walk through the 250 year old adit; "Underbergstollen". The guides from the Mining Museum will tell you what you see as you walk past the old silvermines at a depth of 150 metres (500 feet).

 Jørgen Jørgensen