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I cherish many good memories from Norway, in particular from the Oslo fjord area, Sognefjord and Gudbrandsdalen. One place I have to mention is the town of Molde, capital of M°re og Romsdal, sometimes called ?The town of roses?. Set in beautiful surroundings this is a place of many cultural activities, including an international literature festival and the famous annual Molde International Jazz Festival. During the invasion in April 1940 it was the temporary home of the Norwegian government, and it was from the shelter of a famous birch tree that king Hňkon VI and crown prince Olav watched an air raid on the town probably meant to harm them. The town was much damaged but later rebuilt.

  • Last visit to Molde: Aug 1989
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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