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“A touch of Telemark”
Review of Brekkeparken

Brekkeparken
Ranked #2 of 24 things to do in Skien
Certificate of Excellence
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Solihull
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107 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A touch of Telemark”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

From the centre of Skien head towards the church and look on your right hand side for acstreet with steps going up. Climb them, cross rhe road and climb the other 100+ that carry on in front of you. A path at the top will take youbtobthe park entrance,

Tours of the museum are available or you can just wander among the many buildings built in genuine Telemark style. At the far end of the park is a cafe and terrace area. Here various outdoor concerts are held during the summer and there is a view over the town.

If you are in Skien this park is a "must see".

Visited June 2014
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Smyrna, Delaware
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful Park with History and a View”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Gorgeous park with views of the town. Many structures which served as living quarters and smokehouses from the middle ages.
Nice food service area. Every town should have a nice park like this one!

Visited May 2014
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Oslo
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5 reviews
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“Beautiful grounds an lovely buildings.”
Reviewed 19 March 2013

It's an amazing place to come and see first hand how people lived in through different ages. The grounds are lovely with flowers blooming in the spring time.

Visited April 2012
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Stathelle, Telemark, Norway
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere”
Reviewed 22 January 2013

Beautiful old buildings, nice relaxed atmosphere, do things in your own pace. Playground for kids. Icecream and foods available. Entry to the park is free.

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Skien, Norway
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51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Beautiful, quiet park and museum, with restaurant”
Reviewed 6 November 2012

This is one of Skien town's hidden treasures. Easily reached by foot from the town centre (but steep), and very nicely set on a cliffedge over the town, with a spectacular view over the town itself, and the river with canal boats, and over the landscapes around it.
The park flourishes at its loveliest in early summer, but is well kept through the whole season, with nice paths for walking among flowerbeds, lawns, a duck-pond, and histrical buildings; some of which are the original ones of the manor, housing the Museum collection of the County of Telemark; some having been moved to the spot, creating a village of very old, timbered houses (some dating back to as far as ca. 1300).
During the summer months jazz concerts by the restaurant.

Visited June 2012
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