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The town of Molde is located on the Romsdalsfjord and it is also known as the Town of Roses. Molde is famous for its spectacular panoramic view to the mountains on the southern side of the fjord. In April 1940 the town was struck from the German air-raids, destroying about two thirds of the city. German vanguards were trying to cut off and capture the king, cabinet, parliament and national gold reserves, evacuated from Oslo following the attack on Norway on 9th April 1940. Arriving safely in Molde, the city was de facto capital of Norway from 22nd to 29th April, when the advancing German forces, combined with a failed British counter-attack, forced the Norwegian commander-in-chief, General Otto Ruge, to abandon Southern Norway and continue the fight from Tromsø.
Molde is famouse for its Jazz Festival on August.
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