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Walking tour in Langesund

Type:Guided town walk

3970, Langesund

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Here are beautiful wooden houses along the small streets and many well-kept houses.

The stereotypical for Langesund is the elongated city determined by the topography. The oldest settlement was built around Kongshavn.

Here, the seafarers met the first safe harbor and gradually, the place developed in connection with the need for repair of sailing ships and out at Smitangen, a shipyard was established early on. Langesund became a seaport in 1680 and many of the patriarchal houses at the harbor and by the water are from the 1600s and the 18th centuries.

The old town hall is in baroque style from 1771, Wrightegaarden from 17th century and modernized around 1800 in neoclassicism and the 4 floors at Cudrio Sjøbad (coastal Museum) are made out of timber from the early 18th century. With the development, the city expanded southwards, and in Søndre-Strandgate we can still experience the old building and street environment that is characteristic of the coastal towns.

By following Vaterlandsgate from the square and all the way to Furustranda, you’ll get a good impression of the elongated city. Langesundtangen, Steinvika, Langesund Bad and Krogshavn are all close to the center of the city and are well worth a visit.  

 

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What's Nearby

  1. Gallery Det Gamle Rådhus

    Workshop and gallery in Langesund. 

    155 m away
  2. Brotherly love

    181 m away
  3. Langesund customs warehouse

    Langesund customs warehouse as it stands today was erected in 1869.

    210 m away
  1. St. Helena

    The old guardhouse is now a customs museum, with artefacts found there from long ago.

    227 m away
  2. Tollpakkboden-the customs warehouse

    Tollpakkboden is a log-built warehouse, the main part of which dates from the early 1700s.

    224 m away
  3. Gea Norvegica Unesco Global Geopark Steinvika

    Welcome to the geosite in Steinvika

    726 m away
  4. Tangen Fort

    Tangen Fort lies at the outermost point on Langesundtangen, south of the town of…

    1.20 km away
  5. Tangvald Nature Reserve

    Great hiking area near  Rognstranda in Bamble. Beautiful forests and flora.

    2.60 km away
  6. Gea Norvegica Unesco Global Geopark, Bamble

    Bamble is dominated by two types of landscape with completely different geological…

    2.69 km away
  7. Gea Norvegica Unesco Global Geopark Rognstranda

    The landscape with the escarpments, "flauane" in Norwegian, is characteristic of the…

    4.29 km away
  8. The Olav-church ruin

    The Olav church ruin (Skeidi church) are the ruins of a stone church built before 1150 in…

    4.93 km away
  9. Bamble Church

    Bamble Church is a large wooden structure dedicated in 1845.

    4.96 km away
  10. Gallery Grindbakken - silversmith workshop and gallery

    Gallery Grindbakken is a small and exciting gallery by the water's edge at Stathelle.

    5.97 km away
  11. The Porcelain Museum

    Welcome to a unique porcelain experience in Porsgrunn!

    16.83 km away
  12. Gea Norvegica Unesco Global Geopark

    As the first geopark in Scandinavia, Gea Norvegica became member of the Global Geoparks…

    16.84 km away
  13. The Geopark visitor centre

    Learn more about the natural history of our planet.

    16.86 km away
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