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Baneheia, Kristiansand
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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.
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  • Stunning natural park within walking distance of the city centre. Completely through idyllic. Thanks for the pioneers who through world history has ensured that such blemishes were brought back to untouched nature.
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  • Beautiful nature park right next to the city centre. Well maintained larger paths throughout making it easily accessible for everyone. Bring a swimsuit and a towel during summer. A very popular place ...  more »
  • Baneheia is really to recommend! Lovely tursted with good paths. Can go many different ways which are well marked, and find cosy break locations. It is possible to find and småstier outside the hovedstiene, which leads to more adventure minted, "secret" break sites. Wonderful! There are several fine and water with ducks and swans. Baneheia is nice to both walking and jogging, and it is and possibilities to barbecue at selected locations. Thumb up:-)
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  • Nice place to walk around the lakes. Beautiful views and places to hace a bath
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  • 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.
  • Amazing hiking terrain and bathing water
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  • Great hiking terrain!
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