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This museum, right next to the train station in town is a great way to actually learn how and why the Flamsbana was created. For those of you not just interested in the gorgeous views from the train you can learn about the decisions and challenges the Norwegians were up against when building the Flamsbana beginning 20th century. From port it is about 300 meter walk.
Stasjonsvegen 8, Flam
You do not have to be an art lover to be able to appreciate such an amazing museum. The Aros Art Museum is large museum that has opened its doors in 2004. Inside you will find several floors with all together 400 sculptures and 1100 paintings. The exhibitions are very well presented and they all offer something unique. On top of it all you will find the rainbow panoramic tube on top of the building where you can also enjoy some refreshment while overlooking the city centre.
Aros Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
Rated as one of the best attractions of the country is Den Gamle By. This is the town’s open-air museum. It is a living and breathing experience. 75 historical buildings from all over Denmark have been gathered here to illustrate what times were like in the time of Hans Christian Andersen. Learn about the architecture, food and life during one of the most exciting times in history. Meet the characters from the past, pat the horses and enjoy some tea in the tea garden. There are lots of things to do! Walk through the city centre to reach the open-air museum. Find its exact location on the map underneath.
Viborgvej 2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Just out town you will find this Prehistoric Museum with exhibitions on ethnography and archaeology. The main highlight in this museum is Grauballe Man. He is 2000-year-old corpse that has been preserved in a bog. Grauballe is in such good shape that scientist were even able to tell what his last meal was, 2000 years ago. Take bus 18 to Meljby/Elev from Park Alle (downtown Aarhus). The bus departs 2 to 4 times per hour. Pay 20 Danish Kroner on the bus for a ticket.
Moesgård Allé 15, 8270 Højbjerg, Denmark
The Aarhus University offers several museums in town. The most visited are the Botanical Gardens and Steno Museum.
Peter Holms Vej, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
The puppet museum of Jakarta is a must see in town. Art is incredibly important to the people of Indonesia. The ancient art of Wayang is a form a story telling that originated on Java about a 1000 year ago. The museum will give you a sense of what it takes to create a traditional Javanese Puppit Show. The instruments that you need, the labor involved in creating a puppet and the different characters that they have.
Jl. Pintu Besar Utara No.27, Jakarta
The State Hermitage Museum is simply something you have to see on a visit to St. Petersburg. It is a collection that was started by Catherine the Great in 1764. It started with 300 pieces she received from Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky and nowadays the collection counts over 3 million pieces. That means that in 2,5 century 3 million pieces of art from all over the world have been collected and are now so proudly on display in the museum. Not to worry, not every piece is on display in the Winter Palace, but take into account you need several hours to explore the museum.
Palace Square, 2, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
The Jugendstil museum is the best way to start any visit on Alesund. It is the old pharmacy that has been transformed into the museum that will show the importance and style of art nouveau. Make sure not to miss the exhibition from ashes to art nouveau. Find this museum within 300 meters of your ship.
Jugendstil center, Alesund
In the city centre of Alesund you will find the Fisheries Museum in an old warehouse of 1861. This museum depicts the history of Alesund as a fishing port.
Fisheries museum, Alesund
Norway is famous for its open air museums and this is one of them. Take a step back in time and walk through the ages. This park shows you the typical houses that have been build in this part of Norway throughout the centuries. Make sure not to miss their boat collections. You’ll find Sunnmore Museum about 5,5 km east of the port. Take public bus 618 or 624 at the cruise terminal or the hop on hop off bus.
Sunnmore museum, Alesund
Edvard Grieg is the most famous composer Norway has ever known. He was born and raised in Bergen and although he travelled the world, he always comes back to Bergen. His house is nowadays a museum where you will also find a new auditorium and visitors centre. It is quite a way out of town so plan a visit ahead. You can visit this sight by taking the taxi or the light rail. From the city centre take the light rail tram in direction “Nesttun” and leave the tram on the station “Hop”. Follow sings to “Troldhaugen”for ca. 20 minutes. Or click here to be linked to their website to see when they have their shuttle service running.
Troldhaugvegen 65, 5232 Paradis-Bergen
Sachsenhause was a Nazi concentration camp in Germany. It was build in 1936. When the camp was liberated in 1945 it would still operate as NKVD special camp nr. 7 by Stalinist Soviet occupied forces. Ten thousands of people would die on this small piece of land during these two decades of brutality. Visit Sachsenhausen and learn about the hars conditions of life and death of the prisoners. Find this concentration camp just north of Berlin. From the port it is about 2 hrs drive south.
Sachsenhausen Oranienburg Germany