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Baneheia is an area in Kristiansand in Norway, mostly known at the national level from the Baneheia case, as the scene of a notorious murder of two girls aged 8 and 10 that took place in 2000. The area is a local recreational area with lakes and forest. The Baneheia area, close to Downtown Kristiansand and Ravnedalen Park, was given to the citizens of Kristiansand by king Christian 4th of Denmark-Norway when the city was founded in 1641.Baneheia as a recreational areaThe lake called '3. stampe' or 'Stampa' is a popular swimming lake with a couple of small beaches and nice water temperatures during summer. On the "Drageknatten" hill, the you can get a nice view of the city center and the docks. Baneheia is used for jogging during spring, summer and autumn and can be used for skiing during winter if there's enough snow. Some parts of the area are even accessible by wheelchair users.HistoryBaneheia used to be quite a sad view, as the trees were gone because of the inhabitants' need of wood. In the 1800s, general Joseph Frantz Oscar Wergeland used soldiers from the city's garrison to plant trees, build stairs, roads etc. and made Baneheia into what it is today.Baneheia murdersThe area is also known for the infamous double murder incident which occurred in May 2000. Two young girls were raped and murdered close by '3. Stampe' -lake and their bodies hidden in the adjacent woods. The case sent shock-waves through Norwegian society and the name "baneheia" is today mostly synonymous with the gruesome crime.Plan to visit Baneheia during your Kristiansand vacation using our convenient Kristiansand itinerary builder.
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Baneheia is located very close to Kristiansand centre and so it is very easy to reach. The nature is beautiful and you'll enjoy hiking there for sure! It is also a great place for a picnic with friend... read more »
Denne plassen er en natur perle rett utenfor sentrum. Her kan du gå tur, bade, grille, jogge, trene, sykle. Det er utrolig flott plass. Har du mulighet så ta turen. Det er også flott utsikt over Krist... read more »This space is a natural gem right outside the city centre. Here you can go hiking, swimming, barbecue, jogging, exercising, riding a bike. It's amazing the great space. You have the option then take the tour. There are also great views of the city centre and surrounding areas of Kristiansand.show original
Siamo stati mezza giornata come tappa di crociera in questa piccola cittadina. Sincramente non vedo un motivo valido per fare una tappa in questa citta se non per obbligo appunto come nel nostro caso.... read more »We were half a day as cruise stop in this small town. Sincramente I don't see a compelling reason to make a stop in this town if not for obligation precisely as in our case. We visited the park that in absolute terms is a nice Park but not enviable to other parks in Italy and in the world. So if you want to go for a walk because you are on a cruise can also go ... But don't expect anything special! If you are travelling on your own you can serenely skip town.show original
For visitors staying in town, even if you only have a couple of hours, take time to stroll around this beautiful area. It also has great views across the whole town.
Lilly anette andersenGreat hiking terrain!show original
Jørn Utheim-OlsenNice trip site that is facilitated by wide paths so that everyone can go thereshow original
Erik PiscatorVery nice ride area which also offers swimming possibilitiesshow original
John Olav DretvikBeautiful nature. Varied trails, stick to beautifulshow original
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