Kilden, the performing arts centre for Southern Norway, is filled with concerts, theatre, opera, dance and entertainment. In summer season, there are free concerts almost every day. The building itself is worth a visit.
Posebyen is the old part of town in Kristiansand with a charming, large connected collection of wooden buildings. On your way back to the city center visit Kristiansand Cathedral. The cathedral is open all year. Guided tours and free organ concerts in summer season when cruise ships arrive to Kristiansand.
'Fiskebrygga' is the fish bazaar in Kristiansand. Visit Reinhartsen for local products and fresh shrimps, and enjoy fine restaurants. During summer the area is buzzing with life and every week there is a large open air concert.
At Odderøya Museumshavn your kids can borrow a rowboat and learn about the maritim history of Kristiansand. You will also find a plastic boat exhibition and other fun activities for families.
Walking paths, fantastic view, galleries, cafés, a lighthouse and beaches. Kilden Performance Hall is located at Odderøya and it's only a 5 minutes walk from the city centre. In summer, the island Odderøya is home to several festivals. Check out what's on in Kristiansand.
Ravnedalen is a nature park with scenic surroundings. In the park there is a grand outdoor stage for summer concerts. Stop at Café Generalen for great food and concerts/entertainment during the summer season.
This large nature area at the north of the city centre is filled with marked walking paths, lakes with bathing and fishing possibilities, lookout points and a lively bird and animal life. In winter, the flood lit trail is prepped for skiing.
Main Kristiansand city centre fits within one square kilometer, so it's easy to get around. We recommend a city walk via the fish market, further via the eastern harbour with the Fountain Park, to the city beach and further on to Posebyen Old Town.
A historical defence museum that features a heavy German coastal defence battery from 1940-45, with the world's second largest land-based cannon (337 tonnes). The cannon is one of the largest in the world and the gun barrel alone weighs 110 tonnes, and is almost 20 metres long.
At "Dyreparken" you will meet Nordic animals such as wolf, lynx, moose and snow fox, but also exotic animals such as lions, siberian tigers, cheetahs and monkeys. The zoo is also home to different themed attractions and rides throughout the park.
The museum is southern Norway's largest historical museum and is located at Kongsgård. The open-air museum consists of 34 old houses in three areas: Bygade (old city street), Setesdal yard (the oldest building is from 1580) and Vest-Agder yard (with farm animals).
At the Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden you can see natural history from the ice age to the present. The Botanical garden has a historical rose garden dating from 1850. Located at the same place you gave Gimle Gård, a historical museum (open in summer season).
In summer there are several sightseeing boat trips in and around Kristiansand. Visit one of the coastal outports or go island hopping. See more info on the different boat trips listings.
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