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"And the winner is... Lillehammer".
These were the words pronounced by Juan Antonio Samaranch when the small norwegian town of Lillehammer has been choosen to host the Winter Olympics in 1994.
And it certainly was a full success.
Lillehammer with its 25,100 inhabitants is situated at the southern end of the Gudbrandsdal valley on the northern shore of Mjosa Lake.
The town was founded in 1827 and was granted with town status in 1842.
Today's Lillehammer is an important destination for sports fans. Here is one of Europe's best cross-country ski resorts that can be used during both winter and summer.
Other attractions in and around Lillehammer:
- Maihaugen, The Sandvig Collections - is one of Northern Europe's largest open-air museums, with 185 buildings from the Lillehammer and Gudbrandsdalen Valley;
- Skibladner - the worlds oldest Paddle Steamer;
- Norwegian Museum of Historic Vehicles;
- Lillehammer Art Museum - founded in 1994 comprising Norwegian visual art from the 1800s up until today.
Both Birkebeineren Ski Stadium and Lysgardsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena can be also used during summer. Birkebeineren Ski... more travel advice
Down Lysgardsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena is the monument where the eternal Olympic flame remembers the magic moments of... more travel advice
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