The Telemark Catalogue 2019

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About 90 000 people visit Dyrsku’n each year, making it Norway’s largest tradeand agricultural fair. There are also activities, tivoli and local food. Dyrsku’n ist mit ca. 90 000 Besuchern Norwegens grösste Handels und Landwirtschaftsmesse. Auf dem Dyrsku-Platz in Seljord finden viele Arrangements statt.

The museums in Telemark show fine examples of the strong rose painting tradition. In Heddal Bygdetun and Telemark Museum you can see entire rooms decorated with rose painting. In vielen Dorfmuseen kann man schöne Beispiele der berütmten Rosenmalerei bewundern. Im Heddal Freilichtmuseum und Telemark Museum gibt es Gebäude mit Rosenmalerei an Decke und Wänden.

Strong culture The famous playwright Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien, and his childhood home has become a nice museum, showing the early life of the writer. Morgedal is called «The cradle of skiing» because the famous skier Sondre Norheim was born and lived here, until he emigrated to USA. Sondre was the inventor of modern skiing; the heel binding and the shape of the skies were his inventions. The world famous painter Edvard Much lived in Kragerø for several years, and he found inspiration to some of his famous works here. You can join a Munch walk in Kragerø in the summer season. 24

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