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Posebyen – Visit Kristiansand's charming old town

Posebyen – Visit Kristiansand's charming old town

Any visit to Kristiansand should include a pleasant stroll among the historic white–painted houses of Posebyen.

The Posebyen district is more than 300 years old and is Northern Europe's longest continuous wooden housing development. The houses luckily survived a fire in 1892 and the district is now considered unique for its size, uniqueness and variety of buildings.

Just as we know it from Fredericia, the district is based on blocks making it easy to explore the winding streets on a pleasant walk, taking your time to admire the many fine houses. Residents take great pride in looking after their homes, so there are always well–maintained decorations, beautiful flowers in window boxes and lots of smiles when you meet the locals.

One of the places you should visit on your walk through the cosy district is Kafé Blåstua. The café is kept in historic style and known far and wide for its homemade cakes and waffles. Like many of the other houses in Posebyen, it has its own fascinating history, which is told on one of the blue signs you see on your way.

You can get suggestions for a guided walk on your own in the "Kristiansand Guide", which is available at the tourist office in Rådhusgata 18 just south of Posebyen.

Read more on Posebyen Association's website.

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