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Brekkeparken

Type:History

Øvregt. 41, 3715, Skien

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The park is large, 36 acres, and is situated on a hill right up to the center of Skien.

The main building, Søndre Brekke farm, forms the starting point for the museum and Brekkeparken. In 1810 Niels Aal bought the farm, and he started to build the large main building, the wings and the park with gazebo, pavilion and duck pond. The park was built in 1815-16 in a landscape style under the direction of the gardener H.C. Pries.

The property was sold in 1909 to a newly founded limited company and transferred to the museum, which was founded the same year. In 1915, a number of large works were completed in the landscaped garden, including a swan dam west of the main building. An artificial brook was created that ran out of the swan pond, and a new bridge was built over the stream.

In 1915 a new music pavilion also was built in the park, the pavilion was designed by architect Heinrich Karsten. 

Since the museum’s opening in 1909, Brekkeparken has been a park for all the citizens of Skien, open to the public throughout the summer months. Brekkeparken is renowned for its magnificent floral displays. 27,000 tulips will blossom this summer.

 

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    Recent Reviews:

    • sivcathb
      Cape Neddick, Maine
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      A must see
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 15th January 2019
      This is definitely one if the biggest "must see's" when you visit Skien city. It's a nice walk from the city center, and you can end it with a visit to the park's cafe. Read full review
    • Folkvard B
      Skien, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Skien's best parc
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 7th June 2019
      Beautiful flowers all over the parc.Lot of old buildings . Restaurant and coffee Shop is worth a visit. Very nice view over the town. Read full review
    • margrethehegg
      Skien, Norway
      Worth a visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 11th June 2019
      Awesome decorated with a lot of flower. Nice and friendly staff. Very relaxing being here. Would recommend to anyone. Great place to visit is spring and summer. Playground open for kids Read full review

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