When visiting a new city I always use some time just walking around to see the sights. With a experienced city guide you learn much more about the history of the city, the hidden gems and some local knowledge that it is hard to get from a guidebook.
|"Posebyen" is the old part of the city of Kristiansand|
I was invited to join one of the guides from the Guide Association (Guideforeningen) / Kristiansand tourist office as she showed a group from the cruise ship “Crystal Symphony” around in the city center of Kristiansand, Southern Norway.
|We were lucky to get invited inside one of the old houses by a charming couple. This was a a highlight for the tourists!|
The group was around 25 American and Asian tourists that were very interested in Norwegian culture and how we live our life as Norwegian citizens.
|The owners take care and pride of their houses in the old town.|
The duration of the guided city tours is 1-2 hours. If you are a group you can order it through
|Full speed ahead!|
After the city walk we drove on to Kristiansand Cannon Museum, we will blog about that later.
|Beautiful day in Kristiansand|
|Town square with the tourist office in the town hall (red building).|
|Inside Kristiansand Cathedral - often with free organ concerts.|
|"Markens" - the main shopping street. Buses or the city train transported the cruise tourists back to the ship.|