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Steilneset Memorial

Steilneset, Vardo 9950, Norway
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A special place

An original memorial to the women burned in the fire following accusations for witchcraft. A good... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Reisetigern
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Very thought bring shivers to your whole body

A beutiful place to place a monument like this. words cannot explain , best seen in late in the... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Paul H
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Steilneset Memorial or 'The Witches' Monument" commemorates the victims of the witches' trials in Finnmark during the 17th century. It consist of the House of Flames, with an artwork of French-American artist Louise Bourgeois, and the Memorial Hall designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. The Memorial was opened by Her Royal Higness Queen Sonja in 2011.
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“peter zumthor” (4 reviews)
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“short walk” (2 reviews)
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Steilneset, Vardo 9950, Norway
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

An original memorial to the women burned in the fire following accusations for witchcraft. A good location by the sea. The installation itself is quite atmospheric consisting of a long dark hallway with enlightened individual memorials.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

A beutiful place to place a monument like this. words cannot explain , best seen in late in the day. ..

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

I have never seen a memorial like this before. The history behind it is terrible and gives us a insight of en era, that fortunately is over..

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

You have to visit it at night because only at night you can feel the sorrow of the place more better.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Located on the shore of the Barent's sea, also known as the devil's dance floor because of its wild and unpredictable nature, stands a dedication to 91 souls burned in the 17th century under suspicion of sorcery ... some were subject to the 'water ordeal'...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

If you walk quickly, it’s possible to visit this during the Hurtigruten stop. I strongly suggest you do, but do plan your route back to ship as you’ll be cutting it fine. We visited in the dark, which makes the memorial even more atmospheric, but...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Memorial for those 91 people who were being executed for practicing witchcraft in 1621...It's really sad when you were walking along the corridor inside the fabric cocoon as there's descriptions about the life of the dead being framed on both side of the wall. Also...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

very impressive memorial place - nicely done and presented. For me, the number one attraction in Vardo.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Steilneset is a memorial to commemorate the 91 people found guilty of witchcraft and burnt at the stake in Vardø during the 17th century. The memorial hall is 100 metres long and filled with 91 small windows and lightbulbs. The monument is a collaboration between...More

Thank Adele H
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is just a short walk from the Hurtigruten stop. The installations are innovative and stunning. There is a free booklet in English that describes the people (mostly women) burned as witches. The landscape is remote and unspoiled. My teenagers found this interesting from an...More

1  Thank 535family
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