"Daytrip 4: Kongsberg: Silver mines and jazz" Historical Museum Tip by Saagar
Historical Museum, Oslo: 10 reviews and 15 photos
Kongsberg, an easy day trip out of Oslo by train (preferably) or bus is a small town of some20 000 inhabitants, but of disproportionate importance as a jazz city. This little town attracts world class jazz musicians and a discerning audience for its 1st weekend of July Kongsberg Jazz Festival each year. As a small town, the netire place is jazz-marked during the week and weekend. Intimate, you get the musicians and their music real close up. Small jazz cult sales booths pop up, restaurants have jazz menu specials and generally it's a good time in town.
Kongsberg also is the silver mining town of Norway. Check the Kongsberg web site for further info. The name is Norsk Bergverksmuseum. A little mining train brings you into the now non-operational silver mining complex. Opening hours: 10-17. Cafe and museum shop on the premises.
Here is also the Royal Mint of Norway with a museum.
Kongsberg is also an alpine skiing town in winter, againg convenient location as a day trip destination from Oslo.
Address: Frederiksgate 2
Directions: Tullinløkka, behind the National Gallery and 3 minutes walk from the National Theatre.
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