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PICTURES from TØNSBERG

Tønsberg, founded in the Viking-Ages, is Norway´s oldest town. The world renowned Oseberg ship which was found just north of Tønsberg bears proof of this.

 Tønsberg Cathedral  
Tønsberg Cathedral, Toensberg

Tønsberg Cathedral is built on the site of the old St. Lavrans Church. It was consecrated in 1858 and became the cathedral when the Tunsberg Bishopric, which covers the counties of Vestfold and Buskerud, was founded in 1948. Rebuilt by anchitect Arneberg in 1939. The pulpit (1621) originates from the Church of Our Lady as does the altar piece (1764). High Mass, Sundays, 11 am.

Beside Tønsberg Cathedral in remembrance of those who fell in the 1940 - 45 war. Sculpture "Mother and Child" by Gustav Vigeland. Fountain and glass mozaic by Per Vigeland.

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