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“Young girl holding bunch of roses”

The Rose Maiden Molde Town Hall
Ranked #6 of 19 things to do in Molde
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Owner description: In the Town Hall Square in the Town of Roses stands the bronze statue of the Rose Maiden, surrounded by a dancing fountain. The Rose Maiden is young and beautiful and has her arms full of roses. The sculpture was a gift to Molde in 1971 from Gotlib Moe, owner of the former clothing factory Hovding Konfeksjonsfabrikk. It was sculpted by Ragnhild Butenschon. Molde Town Hall was completed in 1966 and is the result of an architectural competition won by the architects Cappelen and Rodahl. Built in concrete and stone it features gold-tinted glass. The roof of the town hall boasts one of the town's most beautiful rose gardens.
Reviewed 14 July 2015

This bronze sculpture is located in the town square and is surrounded by a dancing fountain. She was a gift to the town of Molde in 1971 from Gotlib Moe.

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Reviewed 14 September 2014

This statue is located in Molde town and is one of those sightseeing things to do but the Molde town itself is an OK place to visit but the real joys come out of town along the Atlantic Ocean Highway and on Haholmen Island where you can experience a trip on an authentic Vikong Ship replica across to the base island of Ragnar Thorseth who built and sailed the Saga Siglar Viking Ship around the world. A must if you love adventure film and stories.

Thank Alan P
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

The Rose Maiden is more than a statue. She represents hope for the people of Molde. The Rose Maiden is young and beautiful, and has her arms full of roses for peace. She was a gift to Molde in 1971 from Gotlib Moe, and was sculpted by Ragnhild Butenschøn. It has come to symbolize the “Town of Roses” in Norway. Molde is interesting in and of itself. During WWII, it was the temporary capital of Norway. The nazi’s bombed Molde and destroyed ALL the old buildings in the city center. The town was rebuilt and kinda completed in the 50’s, so now the city center is almost frozen in time there. Old Americans can now walk down the main streets and reflect on their own little old hometowns with store front shops and remember BW (Before WalMart)!! We were there on a Sunday morning so the shops were closed. Most appropriate. The chimes from the Cathredal were chiming out, calling folks to worship.

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

The statue is not worth a special trip. If you're in downtown Molde, she's easy to spot. Guide told us her basket holds roses.

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Reviewed 3 June 2013

This is Interesting and well worth a visit.There are many murals and lots of inforamtion for the history buff. Wooden reliefs on the exterior relate folk tales and were quite good.

Thank karena1953
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