Meet your local guide at the pier for a walking tour focusing on the famous Norwegian artist, Edvard Munch, who lived in Kragerø from 1909 to 1915. During his stay in the town, Munch experienced one of his most intensely creative periods. It was here that he was inspired to create such critical artworks as “The sun” and “History”.
You find reproductions of these two paintings and 10 other Munch motifs from Kragerø along a sign-posted walking route entitled, “In the footsteps of Edvard Munch”. The specific artwork-associated signposts feature explanatory texts about when and how the relevant works were created, and show you the various locations where Munch painted his famous pieces. Some of the sites have remained virtually unchanged since the time of Edvard Munch, but others are completely unrecognizable. Some of Munch’s artwork from the period serves as important documentation of local cultural history, for example, “The yellow log” and “Workers in snow”.
The Munch walking route winds through streets and areas not normally visited by tourists and provides a different perspective of the town. It includes his home at Skrubben and the immediate surroundings where most of his paintings were created. Munch also enjoyed walking in the hills behind the town for a bit of fresh air and a view - and we invite you to share the same experience.