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With somewhat limited things to see in Arendal, this is worth a small detour from the city centre. It is also situated down by the water so very lovely on a sunny day. It's one of the oldest and largest wooden buildings in Norway.
This one of very few things we could find to visit in Arendal as part of a cruise ship stopover. This is in the old part of town and has free entry where they allow access to a few rooms within it. They provide a...More
It is one of Norways oldest and biggest residence build of wood.
Originally it was a private home for one of the richest man in ARENDAL, but was later sold to the municipality and were used as town hall for more than 150 years- until...More
Really enjoyed our cruise ship stay in Arendal . We toured the the Town Hall and harbor on our short visit. Well worth the time and effort. Nice cafes to enjoy the scenery. Interesting history of the Town Hall.
Considering it was built as a private home originally, it has been maintained over the many years and also used for many functions and organisations. I would recommend to get a town guide from the tourist office which is the only way to gain entry.
I liked Arendal and I would like to come here again in the summer!Very beautiful town...pleasant to walk here, enjoy these beautiful scenery, to see these lovely cozy houses that have been preserved for a long time ... I can't say anything about local restaurants...More