Things to see and do - Kongsberg
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This church, designed to be the biggest in the country, was financed by funds made available from silver mines and was finished in 1761. It is laid out in a cross formation but the Baroque interior is arranged as if the building was rectangular. The ..
Museums and art
At the heart of Kongsberg, the former headquarters of the silver mines company today house the Norway Mining Museum, which retraces the three hundred-year history of the town's silver mines using scale model illustrating working conditions, extractio..
Industrial tourism and theme park
The guided tour of the silver mine includes a 2.3km trip by miniature train in the heart of the mountain to King's Mine ( Kongens Gruve), 1 070m down. The train stops at 342m, where compressors supplied the machinery with energy. A demonstration of t..