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 City of Kongsberg

Whoever visits Kongsberg, the "Silver City", is surprised to find how much this city has to offer. Kongsberg is reknown for its long and active skiing tradition, with a stable, continental climate, is a focal point between hills and mountains, popular with both residents and visitors. Kongsberg offers nice resturants and overnight stay, making you feel welcome.

The stable inland climate of Kongberg provides outstanding opportunities for outdoor activities in all seasons. Popular Kongsberg Ski Center, one of Norway´s best ski lodges, offers alpine and Telemark skiing and snowboard runs. For people who enjoy cross-country skiing, there are many locales for memorable, fresh powder touring or track skiing.

For more than 30 years, the Kongsberg International Jazz Festival has brought internationally recognized performers to Kongsberg for a few hectic days in July.

Roaring Nybru waterfall cascades the lively Lågen river through the center of Kongsberg. Close by its wide arc of silvery torrents are "Gamlekroa" (the Old Inn), the Royal Norwegian Mint, which has been operating in Kongsberg since 1686, the Norwegian Mining Museum, The Royal Mint Museum, Kongsberg Ski Museum, The Kongsberg Industry Museum and Magasin Park. Norway´s largest baroque church, built in 1761, is just a brief walk from Nybru falls.

Today, Kongsberg is perhaps best known for being the home of Norway´s major defense contractor, Kongsberg Gruppen. Based in Kongsberg, more than 4.000 people are employed in international high-tech companies which competets all over the world. The main areas for the industry are defence, aerospace, offshore, maritim systems, car part production, EDP and optics. The city´s college works closely with industry in a mutually beneficial environment that encourages ongoing development of resources and talent.

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