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Skien

Type:Municipality

Postboks 158, 3701, Skien

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The city is beautifully located between the two lakes Bryggeparken and Hjellevannet. The waterfront is an important part of the townscape, which blends pedestrianised streets, green areas and impressive buildings. 

The Telemark Canal have two locks in Skien, and the first one is in the town centre. 

Skien Church with its two 68 metre-high towers is another important element of the townscape. 

Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien and his childhood home is now today a museum. 


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What's Nearby

  1. Telemark Kunstsenter, SKIEN

    Telemark Kunstsenter (Telemark Art Senter) is a center of competence for professional…

    141 m away
  2. Ibsenhuset

    Ibsenhuset is named after Skien's famous son, Henrik Ibsen.

    155 m away
  3. The Ibsen stairs

    The Ibsen Steps were restored in April 1995.

    316 m away
  1. Telemark Museum

    The manor house at Søndre Brekke is truly magnificent.

    372 m away
  2. Snipetorp district

    Snipetorp is Skien's oldest residential after the city fires in 1854 and 1886.

    371 m away
  3. Fish ladder

    New, modern fish ladder in down town of Skien.

    410 m away
  4. Brekkeparken in Skien

    Brekkeparken is one lovely place to visit, beautiful garden and great views of the town…

    520 m away
  5. MS Victoria

    M / S Victoria is known as the channel Queen and is regarded as Telemark's flagship. M /…

    824 m away
  6. Gea Norvegica Unesco Global Geopark,Skien

    1500 million of years of geological history. 

    1.12 km away
  7. Kapitelberget

    Church ruins after the mighty Dagsætten (ancestry) in Skien. From the 1100s.

    1.34 km away
  8. Gjerpen Church

    Gjerpen Church lies on the northern edge of Skien and is a beautiful romanesque stone…

    1.62 km away
  9. Hakastein cultural monuments site

    Christian burial grounds, cooking pits and "witches graves".


    1.64 km away
  10. The Ironage-house Århus

    The iron age-house at Aarhus in Skien was opened in September 2005.

    3.06 km away
  11. Henrik Ibsen Museum

    Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien on 20 March 1828 and his childhood home is just a few…

    4.02 km away
  12. Rock carvings

    Rock carvings offer a unique glimpse of a long-lost culture.

    4.21 km away
  13. Gamle Union Brug Antikk

    Gamle Union Brug Antikk has 1700 square meters of old treasures and antiquities from…

    4.54 km away
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