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The Stiftsgarden is a splendid edifice constructed in the 18th century. Held as one of the biggest wooden buildings of Northern Europe, the structure is spread across 4000 square meters of area. The Stiftsgarden houses within itself 140 grandiose rooms that are adorned with a rich decor. The rooms served as residences and function spaces for the various events organized by the host. The Stiftsgarden is truly a treat to the eye, especially if you fall for awe-inspiring masterpieces.
Vår Frue Kirke is the world's northernmost Catholic church. This small church was constructed in 1861 and has maintained its Neo-Gothic architecture throughout the centuries. There is a mass service every day at 7p, as well as Sundays at 11a. Even Pope Paul II thought the church was worth the visit, as he made the trek to Vår Frue Kirke in 1989.
Located in Trondheim's main plaza, Olav Tryggvason Statue was built in honor of Olav Tryggvason, the Viking Emperor from Norway. Tryggvason also founded Trondheim city in 997. Standing tall at 18 meters (58 feet), this gigantic structure was sculpted to the designs of Wilhelm Rasmussen and is rested on a magnificent sundial.
Nidaros Domkirke or better translated as Cathedral of Trondheim stands tall as a structure that reminds one of the tumultuous Reformation of the 16th Century. The architecture of this cathedral deserves all the awe and admiration for its quaint blend of Gothic and Romanesque facades. Stroll down this vintage spectacle to see the tall archways, the stained glass windows, the murals of saints and bishops and the carved gargoyles. There is also a museum inside that displays the eclectic Crown Jewels, ancient crypts and more. A must visit for all!
Kristiansten Festning or the Kristiansten Fortress is a magnificent fortress, built after the fire of 1681, that boasts of a strategic location. Constructed with an aim to fortify the city from the east, the fortress held a lion's share during the Swedish invasion of 1718. Besides pleasing military buffs, the fortress also entices architecture enthusiasts with its marvelous plans as also with its innovative nine-sided design. For those who are not interested in tracing the fortress' history or appreciating its architecture, the Kristiansten Festning offers breathtaking views of its scenic environs. Visit once to explore the place.
Spread across an area of 35 acres, the Ringve Botanical Garden is a huge green expanse that houses nearly 2000 different plant species. The garden has been divided into five smaller sections that boast of diverse thematic settings. From the time it has opened its doors in 1973, the Ringve Botanical Garden has been a favorite among students of botany as well as gardening enthusiasts. The Ringve Botanical Garden is a perfect spot to visit after a tiring day of sightseeing in the busy streets of Trondheim. Call ahead for more details.
Originally found in Haltdalen, Haltdalen Stave Church was possibly constructed in the year 1170. Presently, this old stave church is exhibited at Trondheim's Sverresborg museum. The exhibited place of worship is a redesigned model of two churches found in Haltdalen and Alen. The portal and the west wall are from the medieval Alen church. This stave church features a single nave and remains a striking example of east-Scandinavian architectural style. It is also the only church of its type to have been still preserved.
Bordering the Byåsen district, Bymarka is a mesmerizing nature reserve which can be accessed by car or the tram line operating from Gråkall Line. During winters and summers, Bymarks allures visitors with its versatile landscape. Cross-country skiing is a popular activity here during winters while summers are an ideal time for jogging, hiking and walks. Common fauna found in this nature park include squirrel, hare, red fox and moose. Tree species largely spotted here include Scots pine, Downy birch and Norway spruce, a native species.
Trondheim city's primary source of potable water, Jonsvatnet is a beautiful lake surrounded by a picturesque landscape. The lake comprises three water streams including Kilvatnet, Storvatnet and Litjvatnet. The lake's waters are rich in pike, char and trout which makes it a popular spot for fishing. Jonsvatnet is enveloped by a sprawling open area which is frequented by skiing enthusiasts during winters.
Located in Skaun municipality of Norway's Sør-Trøndelag county, Malmsjøen is a mesmerizing lake offering some remarkable views of the surrounding region. Skaun village is approximately at a distance of 1.5 kilometers (0.93 miles) from Malmsjøen while Melhus village is at a distance of nearly 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the lake. Malmsjøen also supplies drinking water to Skaun and the neighboring regions.
A picturesque lake in Melhus municipality of Sør-Trøndelag county, Benna is surrounded by an inviting landscape. It lies to the west of the serene Gaula river and around 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) to the west of the town of Lundamo. With its mystical setting, Benna remains a favorite picnic site among tourists and locals.
Norway's 17th biggest lake, Selbusjø is a beautiful lagoon covering an area of 58.26 square kilometers (22.49 square miles). It is also Sør-Trøndelag county's largest lake. The lake lies in the catchment area of Nea-Nidelv basin and the Nea river flows into Selbusjø through its east end. Selbusjø is enveloped by the scenic hamlets of Innbygda, Selbustrand, Sjøbygda and Fossan.