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Mr. Whaling.

A memorial to Svend Foyn, a local best known for having introduced the modern exploding harpoon... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Lars H
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Imposing statue outside Tønsberg Cathedral

Outside Tønsberg Cathedral is a memorial to Svend Foyn who was a whaling and shipping tycoon who... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
paullegate
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Unveiled on 16.04.1915. Purchased for funds raised by the town's citizens.
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Storgaten 53, Tonsberg 3126, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit, highly recommend also visit the mytteriet pub , lovely welcoming pub very nice , it's opposite McDonald's

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Louisa D
Reviewed 25 June 2018

A memorial to Svend Foyn, a local best known for having introduced the modern exploding harpoon cannon and modern methods into whaling.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lars H
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Outside Tønsberg Cathedral is a memorial to Svend Foyn who was a whaling and shipping tycoon who developed new methods of hunting whales including the pioneering of a modern harpoon cannon which changed the whaling industry. The statue was created by Norwegian sculptor Anders Svor.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 1 June 2015

The statue is close to the church in Toensberg. The important thing here is what he did for the area. So google it and read about him.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank AnneogMorten
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