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UNESCO in Telemark

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Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. In Telemark both Rjukan and Notodden are on the UNESCO list.

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Whetstones from Eidsborg

Whetstones from Eidsborg

LocationHøydalsmo

For 1000 years Tokke has had an export industry. For Norwegian Vikings whetstone from Eidsborg was an effective weapon for throwing as the historic sagas tell us.

Tårntjernet-Tower pond at the Virgin Island

Tårntjernet-Tower pond at the Virgin Island

LocationJomfruland

This idyllic forest lake at Jomfruland is where Theodor Kittelsen got inspiration for his painting "Nøkken" (water troll). The lake has been restored, and the trails are now accessible for wheelchair...

Rock carving

Rock carving

LocationSkien

Rock carvings offer a unique glimpse of a long-lost culture.  Gjerpen in Skien is home to several sites containing Bronze Age carvings such as Løberg, Wattenberg, Bergheim, Fossum, Mæla and Venstøp...

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