Situated in Buskerud, Norway, Drammen is known as the port and river city. It used to be a gray industrial town, but Drammen is now a modern city that has become one of the most attractive cities in Norway. More and more visitors from around the world are lured into visiting this charming city. If you haven’t visited Drammen, you should put the city on the list of your future travel destinations. There are plenty of things you can do in Drammen, but here are the 9 best things to do:
1. Refresh at the Drammen water park, Drammensbadet
Serving as the biggest water park in Norway, the Drammensbadet is best enjoyed with a group of people. Travel with the whole family or bring some friends with you to Drammen so that you can have fun in the Drammensbadet. There are several indoor and outdoor pools that you can enjoy, perfect for both summer and winter. In addition to the pools, there are climbing walls, water slides and more. There is also a big garden where you can relax after swimming.
Address: Danvikgata 40, 3045 Drammen, Norway
Website: Drammensbadet (in Norwegian)
2. Visit the Drammen Museum of Art and Cultural History, one of the best museums in Norway
Situated at the historic Marienlyst estate, there are many interesting collections that you can see in the Drammen Museum of Art and Cultural History. Regarded as one of the best museums in Norway, permanent collections in this museum include Baroque silver, ceramics from the 1700s, Nøstetangenglass glass, religious art, and folk art.
Drammen Museum of Art and Cultural History
Address: Konnerudgata 7, 3045 Drammen, Norway
3. Have a relaxed walk in the Kjosterudjuvet
You will have a great experience by taking a relaxed walk in the beautiful nature offered by the Kjosterudjuvet. The place is located within walking distance from the Drammen center. The Kjosterudjuvet boasts its 10,000-year-old ravine with stone walls that are more than 60 meters (200 feet) high. Whether you want to walk or hike, it’s up to you. Hiking, however, is not always possible to do as it depends on the weather and flow of water.
Address: 3029 Drammen, Norway
4. Ski and snowboard or bike and climb at the Drammen Ski Center
If you are into outdoor activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, biking, and climbing, then the Dammen Ski Center sounds just perfect for you. Both adults and young children love to go to this place during winter. Slopes are available for both beginners and experienced skiers.
What about in the summer? You can go downhill bicycling and you can also hike. There are spots for hiking.
Drammen Ski Center
Address: Kristian Brenners vei 140, 3029 Drammen, Norway
Website: Drammen Ski Center (in Norwegian)
5. Chill at the Gulskogen Manor
Forming part of the Drammen Museum, the Gulskogen Manor is set in a manor house that was erected in 1804 in the Louis XVI style. Entering the house, you will be able to find original furnishings that belonged to some generations of the Arbo family. In the Gulskogen Manor, you will also enjoy a beautiful park called the Gulskogen Park.
If you stroll around the park, you will see a maze, which is the only one of its kind in Norway. Moreover, you will also meet peacocks and some other animals that are allowed to wander freely in the park. A really great place to chill.
Address: Nedre Eikervei 72; 3045 Drammen, Norway
6. Have fun at the Papirbredden Drammen Kunnskapspark
The Papirbredden Drammen Kunnskapspark is a center for knowledge in Norway that offers university college education, library, R&D activities and more. It’s not just students and library users that are welcome to the Papirbredden. The knowledge center has been welcoming everyone who is enthusiastic about visiting since January 2007. You can spend some fun time here wandering around and read some interesting books.
Papirbredden Drammen Kunnskapspark
Address: Grønland 58, 3045 Drammen, Norway
7. Marvel at the Ypsilon Bridge
A cable-stayed bridge over Drammenselva named the Ypsilon Bridge has been an iconic symbol of Drammen since 2008. Spend some time marveling at the beautiful bridge from a close range before going onto the bridge. The Ypsilon Bridge is well-used by the pedestrians in Drammen. Many stay on the bridge to enjoy the view of the river or just for a morning or evening walk. This is what you should do too.
Address: Ovre Strandgate 14, 3018 Drammen, Norway
8. Visit the Tangen Church
The Tangen Church is an old church with the history that dated back to 1854, the year when it was consecrated on the site of a former church. The church that stands elegantly has become a must-see attraction for travelers who come to Drammen. When you enter the church, you will find the altar table ‘Jesus in Gethsemane,’ which was created by Johan Fredrik Eckersberg in 1852.
Address: Kirkebakken 1, 3040 Drammen, Norway
Website: Tangen Church (in Norwegian)
9. Play games at the Megazone Drammen
It’s time for laser games! Doesn’t matter how old you are, laser games will always be fun! Megazone Drammen offers laser games with high adrenaline factor in a really huge maze of 400 square meters (4,000 square feet). You can play the game solo or with teams, but we suggest you bring some friends. The more people involved, the more fun the game is.
Address: Hotvetalleen 6, 3018 Drammen, Norway
Website: Megazone Drammen (in Norwegian)
Carry Drammen with you wherever you go
Your vacation in Drammen will eventually end. But it does not mean that you will forget Drammen right away. Beautiful places will always be in your heart. And, since Drammen is a beautiful city, you will leave Drammen by carrying it with you wherever you go.
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