Kristiansand Domkirke

Kristiansand Domkirke

Kristiansand Domkirke
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Jane D
West Wickham, UK10 contributions
Lovely service with English translation
Dec 2019
A beautiful interior with great glass, art and wood. I attended mass after Christmas and was pleased that the order or service was available in dual-language Norwegian/English and headsets were available for a, automatic English translation.
Written January 10, 2020
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Tall bird!
Hastings, UK355 contributions
Stunning
Nov 2019 • Couples
During our cruise stop over we walked past this beautiful cathedral. It looks like it’s having some work done on its spire at the moment as it was covered in what looked like a large piece of material. It’s set in a green space and doesn’t feel hemmed in like some cathedrals do.
We would have gone in for a look but we had so much to see on our cruise stopover, so we only viewed it from the outside. There were information boards with photos outside in the gardens. This is such a clean and friendly city. Visit if you can.
Written November 17, 2019
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Aussie135
London, UK871 contributions
Wonderful organ recital in the beautiful Domkirke
Nov 2019
I was on a cruise ship visiting Norway and we stopped at Kristiansand which is quite a small but pretty town. Dominating its market square is the beautiful Domkirke with flower beds outside of it. It is a lutheran church with graceful architecture.

I was very fortunate to leave my ship early and catch the tourist train around the town to get my bearings- very useful if your mobility is limited and it is 100Kr. The train terminates at the market square, so I was in time for the morning organ recital at 10.30 that is put on for the cruise ships. there is another recital in the afternoon.

This majestic lutheran cathedral was just filled with wonderful organ music. the organist finished her recital with a song that intorduced a particular leif motif to us. then she played a five movement piece that the previous church organist had composed which showed off the power and range of the organ using the same leif motif. It was absolutely breath taking.

After the recital I chatted with the organist and examined this lovely church more closely.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time in this church - it felt truly special. the tour guide you are given at the dock will tell you the times of the recital- NOT TO BE MISSED if you like churches/arhitecture or music.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Written November 10, 2019
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CallMeCarol
Birmingham, AL53 contributions
Beautiful Architecture and Organ
Jun 2019
This is was a surprisingly lovely find in the heart of Kristiansand. We arrived in a very cold, wet rain and uncertain as to what to do. The train from the wharf to the city center went past this church so we decided to explore it. This neo-gothic cathedral isn't a very old church (in terms of European history) but it is exquisite! I love the nods to Norwegian design throughout, including the teal pews carved with Scandinavian design. They also have an incredible Klais organ and the acoustics in the cathedral were perfect for the organ recital. It was a lovely, quiet activity that my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed.
Written October 7, 2019
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Erwin
Antwerp, Belgium3,068 contributions
Beautiful Cathedral
Jun 2019
This Neo gothic Cathedral of Kristiansand was completed in 1885 looks well maintained, located in the centre of the city. Unfortunately was not able to go inside (closed) Only open from 10:00-17:00 on Monday to Friday
Written September 8, 2019
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Clogs
Warsaw, Poland2,945 contributions
Lovely church
Aug 2019 • Family
We spent a quiet, solemn half hour here, contemplating, praying, admiring the interior and listening to an awesome impromptu concert of an accomplished organist, very nice and friendly lady, great visit.
Written August 7, 2019
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Pete H
Chicago, IL218 contributions
Well Worth A Stop
Jun 2019 • Couples
While the church was basically typical, but nice to see---we were fortunate to drop in just when a young lady was about to begin a brief concert on the massive organ as well as sing a couple Norwegian folk songs. She was extremely talented and we enjoyed it immensely.
Written July 25, 2019
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KMN04
Mold, United Kingdom281 contributions
Atmospheric Neo-gothic church
Jun 2019 • Couples
Free to enter and worth seeing. If you are lucky the organist might be playing Norwegian music or singing. Check the board in the porch for the times as they vary from 10.15 to 11am and last for 30 minutes or so during the summer.
The city is set out on a grid so it is hard to get lost. The free town map shows some good walking routes, many of which are stroller and wheelchair accessible.
There is small market on square next to the cathedral.
Written June 23, 2019
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Karen S
New York City, NY5,172 contributions
Beautiful organ and singing concert
Aug 2018 • Couples
When we got off the cruise ship we asked for a map and recommended places to visit. The 1 st thing we were told that at 11:00 this morning there will be a free concert at the Cathedral. We walked in and the cathedral was full. We enjoyed it very much
Written August 20, 2018
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enurweb
Kristiansand, Norway694 contributions
Central monument
Jun 2018 • Couples
This is an gem central located at the city square. It's from late 1800 and just went through a bit of renovation. It stands proudly as a landmark together with the citys fire tower in city hall right across from it.
Written June 6, 2018
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