"My hometown - Asker" Asker by shimi

Asker Travel Guide: 147 reviews and 107 photos

Asker is the town I was born, grew up and lived most of my life (more specifically 25 years), and it will always be home to me. Just during my time it has changed tremendously... from actually being a village in the countryside to a town on the outskirts of Oslo. Today there are about 50 000 inhabitants here, and the number is growing steadily.

Asker calls itself "the municipality of possibilities", and it is true that it is a very good place to live and it offers everything you need, with the closeness to the capital city in addition. However, this situation is not only positive. Asker today is becoming more and more a place for "rich" people, as more people settling down pushes the prices of housing upwards, and thus making it hard for younger people who grew up there to get established there. The closeness to Oslo is mostly an advantage, but it has been hard for restaurants, night life and cinemas to get established as many prefer to go to the city when they go out.

Asker is not a tourist destination, but there are places of interest there for those who are there for some other reason. It has a nice closeness both to the sea and to forests, though for many it's just a place where the highway south-west from Oslo passes through.

Nice places to visit

Semsvannet, Konglungen, Hvalstrand Bad, Skaugumsåsen.

Links

Municipality pages: http://www.asker.kommune.no/
Local newpaper homepage: http://www.budstikka.no/
Weather in Asker: http://sesam.no/search/?q=asker&c=swip&igeneric1=621

  • Intro Updated Oct 18, 2006
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  • grets's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2006 at 3:38 PM

    It sounds like Asker has changed a great deal since I lived there in the 1960s and 70s. Beautiful picture. :-)

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