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Panorama picture from Drammen Municipality in Norway




DRAMMEN STOCK ENCHANGE

The Stock Exchange is the meeting place for business people, and contains the city´s most beautiful party localities. St. Hallvard´s Fountain pays homage to the saint of the same name. The City Hall was formerly court house and police station. The building was considerably restored and received the Europa Nostra conservation prize in 1986. You can also see Nordea and Drammensbanken.

Jazz lovers will find out that Drammen is a little New Orleans. Quality music can be enjoyed at "BØRS´N" and other restaurants. There are excellent shopping facilities round the square and several attractive restaurants, also with open-air service. You could start your city walk from the river and the city bridge.

BRAGERNES MARKET

Bragernes Market is the largest in Norway and also Drammen's "front parlour". During the summer in particular, citizens and visitors gather in the market square enjoying its unique ambience. Here is bustling activity, stallholders selling fruit, vegetables, flowers and a lot more. The market square was laid out in 1866 when a fire had reduced 388 buildings to ashes. There are excellent shopping facilities round the square and several attractive restaurants, also with open-air service. You could start your city walk from the river and the city bridge.

Here is the recently built Skutebrygga and Glass on the pier, two very special restaurant with a characteristic appearance. From the city bridge, you have a fine view of Drammen's well-known townscape including the market square, the tower buildings and the magnificent Bragernes Church from 1871.

BUSINESS

The position of Drammen is excellent for business and industry. For ages, ever since proud sailing ships took in timber at the docks to return with goods from the outside world, Drammen has been a commercial centre for the region. All roads may not lead to Drammen, but you could say nearly all. Drammen is a junction for transport by road, sea and rail. Deep-water piers enable Drammen Harbour to receive giant ships, often with a whole cargo of cars. Drammen is Norway's largest port of entry for cars in particular and citrus fruit.

There is a short distance from the harbour to the most central part of the East Country. In the next couple of years, major investments in infrastructure will result in an improved flow of traffic because main roads will be by-passing the city centre. Drammen's new dimension as traffic junction is due to the advanced use of information technology in networks cooperating at a local, national and international level.