2018.07.17 Stavanger Norway
Norway's fourth-largest city, with around 200,000 inhabitants, is one of the oldest in the many old wooden houses reminds of the past, on the other hand, it is also thanks to the oil one of the most modern.
Although a settlement on the site of today's Stavanger was mentioned as early as the 8th century, the city entered the stage of history only in 1125 with the construction of the cathedral and the relocation of the bishop's seats. The cathedral, originally built in Anglo-Norman style, later rebuilt in the style of the High Gothic, still today forms the center of the city and is one of the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim to the most important medieval churches in the country. From there it is only a few steps to the harbor basin Vågen, which is rammed by old and new houses and where there is always a hustle and bustle in the water and in the country. Here you should in one of the restaurants or cafes, many of which have an outdoor terrace.Afterwards, take a stroll through Gamel Stavanger, an old town quarter made up of 170 memorial houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. All were lovingly restored and painted bright white. In the middle of this inhabited open-air museum lies the Norks Hermetkk Museum, which tells the story of canned fish production. From the middle of the 19th century, the canning factories Stavanger were important economic indicators and the city became known worldwide by the sardines in the can.
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Since others had claimed the term "sardines" for themselves, it came as a long-standing legal dispute and the small canned fish were sold for a while as herring sardines or sprat sardines. Salting, smoking, packaging, sealing Everything was done by hand. In addition to around 50 canning factories, there were still many suppliers and around two-thirds of the working population were dependent on the sardines. The insertion of the sprats in the small cans done skilful fingers. The fastest manages to accommodate up to 20 of the small fish in a can in 5 seconds.The other face of Stavanger is that of a modern oil metropolis. Since the advent of huge oil spills in the 1970s off the coast, the city has experienced an unprecedented boom in construction that has come with skyrocketing prices. Many of the international oil companies are based in Stavanger and the supply of the oil rig is coordinated from here. The Norwegian Oil Museum offers a very vivid insight into the formation and production of crude oil, that an oil platform was modeled and architecturally worth seeing.
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