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Munkholmen

Munkholmen, Trondheim Municipality, Norway

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About Munkholmen

Munkholmen is an island in the Trondheim Harbour area, approximately 2 kilometres from the town centre. The island was originally named Nidarholm. During the Viking Age, this was a place where public executions were held. Munkholmen is also where Olav Tryggvason put Kark's and Håkon Earl's heads on poles, after battling for kingdom and Christianity in the year of 995.



Attractions near Munkholmen

Rockheim1.63km from Munkholmen

Rockheim is the National Museum of Popular Music. Rockheim will collect, preserve and disseminate Norwegian popular music from the 1950s until today. Rockheim is located on the Brattørkaia in Trondheim. The building itself is a visual attraction in the evenings and wintertime, with luminous, changing colors and patterns on the facades.

Brattøra1.69km from Munkholmen

A beautiful island in the heart of  Trondheim. The island is connected to the western parts of Trondheim by the Skansen Tunnel which was completed in 2010.  most of the island is used by Trondheim Central Station and Trondheim Port.

Nidelva1.77km from Munkholmen

Nidelva is a river in Trondheim Municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. The name of the 30-kilometer long river translates to "the River Nid" since the suffix Elva or elven is the Norwegian word for "river". It starts at the Hyttfossen waterfall which rises from Bjørsjøen.

Dora II2.05km from Munkholmen

Dora II is an unfinished German submarine base and submarine pen or bunker in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway, which is next to Dora I. Construction of the bunker was undertaken during the Second World War, but the complex was never finished unlike Dora I. Trondheim was traditionally referred to as Drontheim in German, and the name DORA is the letter “D” in the German phonetic alphabet.

Stiftsgården2.2km from Munkholmen

tiftsgården is the official Royal Residence in Trondheim, where the Royal Family lives if they are visiting the city or the region of Trøndelag. The building is a magnificent example of 18th architecture. It was built between 1774 and 1778 for Lady Cecilie Christine Schøller (1720-1786), an ambitious widow of chamberlain Stie Tønsberg Schøller. It was one of the key attractions in this area.

Olav Tryggvason2.33km from Munkholmen

A statue of Olav Tryggvason is located in Trondheim, Norway. Sculpted by sculptor Wilhelm Rasmussen, it honors King Olav Tryggvason who was the city's founder. The 18-meter high statue is mounted on top of an obelisk. It stands at the center of the city square at the intersection of the two main streets, Munkegata and Kongens gate.

Where is Munkholmen

Discover more attractions in Trøndelag, where Munkholmen is located

Trøndelag37 attractions

Trøndelag is one of the most fertile regions of Norway, with large agricultural output. Trøndelag is home to great valleys, major rivers famous for salmon fisheries, and a few major islands as well as thousands of smaller islands.