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Notodden Site Celebrates UNESCO Accolade

7th March 2016

Categories: Our News

Following the award of UNESCO world heritage status to the city of Notodden (along with Rjukan) in July 2015, a new website has been creating celebrating its fascinating industrial heritage. 

Notodden is located 110km southwest of Oslo in the county of Telemark and is part of the traditional region of Øst-Telemark.  Entrepreneur and industrial mogul Sam Eyde envisioned a future where he could "make the waterfalls work for mankind's progress" and that was the start of what later became Norsk Hydro and a industrial adventure Norway has not seen the likes of. 

A channel site within the main Visit Telemark site, www.visittelemark.com/notodden encourages visitors to explore the city's heritage on foot, by rail or by visiting one of its many museums and historical attractions.  Notodden's new cultural centre, Bok & Blueshuset (House of Books and Blues) houses a blues museum, cinema, theatre, live concert venue, cafes and a public library.

The Notodden Blues festival, one of the largest blues festivals in Europe, is also highlighted on the new site and visitors are encouraged to check out Heddal Stavkirke, Norway's largest stave church.

Visit Notodden comments: "Visit Notodden is very pleased with the new website, and it has been extremely well received. Now it will be up to us to keep the website up-to-date and alive."

Web master, Linn Steen of Visit Telemark comments: "Visit Telemark is very pleased with the extension of the web co-operation in the Telemark region. Visit Notodden is the 7th channel site launched by Telemark."

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