Kongberg is a town in Buskerud. Kongberg was founded in 1624, after silver was discovered in the hills. The danish-norwegian king recruited german miners to the mines. As result Kongsberg in the 17th century was a "german" town. Which was the second largest in Norway, only rivaled by Bergen. The mining ceased in 1957. Kongsberg today is a centre for high-tech industry. Kongsberg also host the norwegian mint, and all norwegian coins since 1686 is produced in Kongsberg.
Kongsberg is situated on the E134 highway. Driving distance from Oslo is about 1 hour and 15 minutes. E134 continues in westward to Notodden, and over the mountain to Haugesund. Or road 40 towards Geilo.
Sølvgruvene (Silvermines), Saggrenda (Situated 8 km west of the town.), (firstname.lastname@example.org), . Guided tours in the old mines. A train brings the visitors 2300 metres into he mountain.Adult:140 kr, Students and seniors: 100 kr, Children: 80 kr. edit
Kongsberg Bibliotek (Kongsberg Libray), Christian Augusts gate 1, ☎ +47 32866850 (email@example.com, fax: +47 32731276). Wireless internet for laptop and computers with intenet acess available.edit
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