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Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, Lillehammer

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Set in a peaceful and spacious landscape covered with pastures, Maihaugen Open-Air Museum introduces tourists to a Norwegian rural community's way of life that has endured 300 years. The museum features over 200 buildings, including a typical Norwegian household, a wooden farmhouse, a parsonage, a classroom, and a lumber camp. Walk through the residential area lined with family houses and cozy courtyards, and watch costumed living-history staff recreate scenes from everyday life during the period between the two world wars. Amenities include several shops and a cafe. Be sure to wear your hiking shoes and bring water with you if you plan to hike up and down the hills. Using our custom trip planner, Lillehammer attractions like Maihaugen Open-Air Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Sand vikske collections can accommodate all of the old houses and farms as a dentist Anders Sandvik gathered and moved here. In connection with the Olympics in 94, also had the King and Queen his own place there and wish you, can you get married in Garmokirken. It will be built on a more recent still part, with homes from the recent past. With a whole Maihaugsalen pranger wall covered by a giant painting of our world famous Little hammer templates, Jacob Weidermann. I always have to visit the Maihaugen, every time I'm on the Little hammer visit.
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  • The Maiahugen Open-Air museum is an extensive collection of the finest buildings through time. It was a fascinating look at the history of the place.  more »
  • Like in the middle ages; Stands out in the beautiful mountains. Walk around in the clean air, the creations come to life. It is a wooden building's atmosphere. I was surprised on the roof covered with MOSS!
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