"Tønsberg , and Vestfold" Tønsberg by F.Lade
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Tønsberg is Norways oldest city , already in 871 the story writer Snorre Sturlason mentions Tønsberg.The viking king Håkon Håkonson built the forthified castle on Slottsfjellet , a 63 m high mountain in the middle of the city, this were Norways largest forthefied castle during the middle ages.
Tønsberg were one of three Hansa towns in Norway , with its own Hansa office , and good tradingconections to Rostock.The large pest Svartedauen (Black death) hit Tønsberg hard , so in 1503 the castle were attacked plundered and burnt down and in 1536 the city were laid completely in ashes in the big cityfire.However the city recovered and around 1840 they had the biggest merchantfleet in Norway.
This tower were build on the mountain Slottsfjellet when the city celebrated its 1100 year jubileum.Remains of the old castle are found around it.
Tønsberg with the surrounding islands , Nøtterøy , Tjøme , Brøtsø . Hvasser ,etc.Have become recreationarea for Oslo , and the population increases a lot during summer and week ends. It is a very lively city with many pubs , bars and nightclubs , especially the waterfront is popular.
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