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Machen Sie eine Wanderung auf der Kulturloipe in Mosterhamn. Asphaltierter Weg, etwas schwieriger Pfad zum Vetahaugen hinauf und wieder zurück. Die Wanderung dauert etwa eine Stunde.

Eine Karte ist der Touristeninformation erhältlich.

Bømlo played a central role in the country's history in the Viking Era, and
was an important centre. The sea was vital to the Vikings, Western Norway
was the centre of activities in Norway - and Moster is right in the
middle. Little wonder Moster played a major role in Norway's history
around 1000 AD when the christening of Norway was a major factor.
Come for a cultural walk in Mosterhamn.
Terrain: Surfaced road, footpath up to Vetahaugen
Time: About an hour and quarter
Start: The car park at the old church
(1) The ancient Mostrakyrkja. According to Snorre, the famous Viking
scribe, Olav Tryggvason landed here in 995 when he sailed from England
to claim the Kingdom. He celebrated mass here and founded a church on
the same spot. Later, in 1024 Olav the Holy and his bishops held counsel
here. Said to be the oldest stone church in Norway, constructed in Roman
style in the 1100"s
(2) Monuments commemorating Olav Tryggvason, Bishop Grimkjell and
Olav Haraldsen. Unveiled by King Olav V in 1979. Turn right when leaving
and then take the left hand foot path up to Vetahaugen.
(3) «Olav's Cave» a chalk cave in the mountain alleged to go right under
the fjord. Legend has it that Olav the Holy took his dog with him to Moster
and the dog disappeared into the cave, and re-appeared several days
later in Valevåg on the mainland.
(4) Vetahaugen viewpoint and signal fire site - associated with the military
warning system that reaches back to the time of naval press gangs.
The stone cross, unveiled by Haakon VII, was erected in 1924 to
commemorate the christening of Norway.
Descend on the opposite face of Vetahaugen, take a left turn.
(5) «Olav's Spring» A natural water source that according to legend
contains healing water. Traditionally connected with Olav the Holy. Turn
back and walk to:
(6) Moster Amfi, an abandoned chalk works, (and Northern Europe's finest
Amphi-theatre). Completed in 1984 the theatre seats 1300. Thehistorical play «The Christian Kings at Moster» by Johannes Heggland is
performed here annually. Turn left on leaving.
(7) Tollhagen. Owned by «Tollvesenet» - the Customs and Excise Dept. -
until 1933. Bergen Customs had a district office in Mosterhamn from the
1700"s. The excise men had a perfect view of ships traffic from Vetahaugen.
«Daily life in Moster a thousand years ago» is performed here during the
Mostra Festival Weekend.
(8) «Brogaardshuset» Lighthouse keeper Brogaard's home. Has also served
as a post office and telegraph station.
(9) «Tollnaustet» An old boathouse and stores which belonged to Customs
& Excise.
(10) «Kjørkje lendingo» Local dialect for the boat landing place for the
church. An ancient site, once with wooden quays for exporting marble.
(11) Mostrahuset. Originally a stores and boathouse. Used once as a
canning factory, nowadays a cafe. The participants of the Festival Weekend
have their headquarters upstairs.
(12) The ruins of an old chalk oven, dismantled around 1920.
(13) Karlsminde, the most architecturally interesting building in Moster
centre. It has housed a guest house, a court house, shops, a bank and a
post office. Its traditions as a guest house go back to the 1600"s.
(14) The boathouse belonging to Karlsminde.
(15) «Seglemshuset» Has been host to both traders and shoemakers. The
house was converted and extended early this century.
(16) A restored chalk oven. One of the last more or less intact chalk ovens
in the district. Built by Mons Gabrielsen in the 1890"s. Used up to the
period between the wars. Chalk for use in both building and agriculture
was produced.

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