Stockmannsgården was a beautiful building with 10 rooms. Knud Ibsen, Henrik Ibsen's father, ran an assorted retail store on the ground floor in the main house, and in a short time he became one of the largest taxpayers in the city.
He imported both red, white and grape wine from France. From England he took home yarn, wool and cotton goods, and from Altona (now part of Hamburg) canvas and woolen goods. The product selection could also include luxury goods such as silk products, lace and ivory chambers, mirrors and other glassware and brass articles, optical articles and even marshmallows.
The first owner of Altenburggården was probably Johan Altenburg, Henrik Ibsen's…
Ibsenhuset is named after Skien's famous son, Henrik Ibsen.
Ibsenhuset was officially opened on 9 September 1973 and at the time was Norway’s most…
The Ibsen Steps were restored in April 1995.
Their gallery is in the Cultural Centre called Ibsenhuset, which opened in 1973.
Snipetorp is Skien's oldest residential after the city fires in 1854 and 1886.
New, modern fish ladder in down town of Skien.
Mosaikk - hidden pearls in the centre of Skien.
The manor house at Søndre Brekke is truly magnificent.
Welcome to the world's most beautiful channel, The Telemark Canal!
The Norges Bank building was built close to Skien church.
Skien church was completed in 1894 after the great town fire.
Telemark Kunstsenter (Telemark Art Senter) is a center of competence for professional…
Brekkeparken is one lovely place to visit, beautiful garden and great views of the town…
Skien sluse is the first lock in the Telemark Canal, with connection between Skienselva…
The log driver monument on Smieøya.