Mine in Kongsberg

Royal Silver Mines

The profusion of silver mines in Kongsberg's hinterland is known collectively as Sølvgruvene. The easiest way to visit is with the tours that leave from the signposted Kongsgruvene, 700m from Saggrenda (8km south of…
Museum in Kongsberg

Norwegian Mining Museum

Set in a smelter dating from 1844 (the old furnaces survive in the basement), this museum tells Kongsberg's story with relics, models and mineral displays. In the same building, other sections include the Royal Mint…
Museum in Kongsberg

Lågdal Folk Museum

This folk museum, a 10-minute walk southeast of the train station, houses a collection of 32 period farmhouses around which sheep, goats and pigs frolic. Inside the main building is a WWII resistance museum and a re…
Church in Kongsberg

Kongsberg Kirke

Norway's largest baroque church, in the Old Town west of the river, officially opened in 1761. The rococo-style interior features ornate chandeliers and an unusual altar that combines the altarpiece, high pulpit and…
Waterfall in Kongsberg


Surrounded by dark and dense forests and with cascading rapids running through the heart of town, Kongsberg is one of the most agreeable towns in southern Norway.
Museum in Kongsberg

Royal Mint

Moved from Akershus Fortress in Oslo to Kongsberg, the source of the silver, in 1686.