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The Ibsen stairs

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3732, Skien

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Picture from " Ibentrappa" in the centre of Skien
  • Picture from " Ibentrappa" in the centre of Skien
  • The Ibsen bust at Ibsen staircase in Skien
  • quote from Peer Gynt written in the steps at Ibsentrappa in Skien
  • lady stands on top of Ibsentrappa in Skien and looks over the city
  • Ibsen's staircase from the bottom up

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The Ibsen Staircase, leading to the Telemark Museum Brekkeparken, is made of concrete and clad in granite. At the foot of the staircase stands a bust of Henrik Ibsen, created by the artist Håkon Anton Fagerås. This bust is a symbol of Ibsen's significance and contribution to literature. A similar bust has also been erected in Sorrento, Italy, the place where Henrik Ibsen wrote the dramas "Peer Gynt" and "Ghosts".

Staircase adorned with quotes from "Peer Gynt"
32 out of the 127 steps are embellished with famous quotes from Henrik Ibsen's renowned play "Peer Gynt". These quotes take you on a journey through the entire play, from the opening line in Act 1, "Peer - you're lying," to Soveig's famous line, "- in my hope and in my love," in Act 5.

Path to Brekkeparken from Skien city center
If you're heading to Brekkeparken, you can take the staircase and then continue along the path, which will lead you to the entrance of Brekkeparken.


Map & Directions


Tel: 35 90 55 20

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Henrik Ibsen - a boy from Skien, SkienHenrik Ibsen was born on the 20 th of March 1828, to parents Knud and Marichen Ibsen.