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Panorama picture from Horten Municipality in Norway




ÅSGÅRDSTRAND

You are now standing in the same place the painter Edvard Munch stood when he paint "The Girls on the Bridge". In picturesque Åsgårdstrand you will find the Åsgårdstrand women's bathing club, which is committed to carrying on the long-held bathing traditions of this small coastal town. Åsgårdstrand is best known as the place where "The Girls on the Bridge", Edvard Munch and Hans Heyerdahl lived.

Situated on the southern tip of Horten township, this cozy town with its characteristic white clapboard houses contains much else besides, and is still a hospitable and sunny seaside resort with excellent hotels and summers filled with visitors from far and near.

For boaters, the town is a gem, and has an almost Mediterranean atmosphere when the sun is at its warmest. Åsgårdstrand is an idyllic town to wander about in and experience the famous light so appreciated by artists. You will find Oriental rugs in Galleri Roseng, antiques at M.T. Corsmaier Thoen and paintings at Galleri "M", Galleri Åsgårdstrand and Ragnar Almen.