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The Hafslund Manor

A truly beautiful manor, well worth a visit.


The Hafslund Manor, located by Sarpefossen, is one of Norway’s few remaining manors from the 1600 and 1700s. The Manor has gone through two periods of wealth and glory.
 
The first period under the leadership of the Werenskiold family in the first part of the 1700 century. The second period of glory took place in the years after 1770 when Peder Holter owned the manor as well as the huge sawmills on both sides of the waterfall. The establishment of the sawmills ensured money and power to some of the most prominent families in Norway for several hundred years.

In 1757 the manor was struck by a fire that caused extensive damage, but it was later rebuilt in its present architectural design.

A beautiful part of the manor is the English garden which stretches over about 10.000 square meters. The park features 3000 year old rock art carvings in the outer parts of
the garden, as well as burial mounds from B.C. The Hafslund Group hosted a big and successful climate conference at the Hafslund Manor in 2008. The conference also included a large music concert, CC8, held right in the middle of this
garden.

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