Day trip to Gamlebyen (Old Town), Fredrikstad 2019
Bring your team or society on a trip to Gamlebyen in Fredrikstad.
In Gamlebyen, we will meet the young girl Marta, who will tell her story.
Marta came to Gamlebyen from Hvaler in 1801 and entered into the service of the Commandant, who offered her lodgings in the attic of his farm. Despite it being over 200 years since her arrival, Marta’s heart still beats for Gamlebyen and she is still a little proud of surviving both cholera and city fires. She also has a nosy disposition and you may hear her curious footsteps echoing around the town as she eagerly gathers “news” to tell anyone willing to listen, even though it is not usually meant to be public knowledge. But that is how maidservants are: they’re as leaky as a sieve.
Marta will also let you in on some of her own “secrets”, such as that whether the colour of sauce is grey, brown or black is determined by the colour of the cat that was dunked in the pot.
After the tour everyone will have the opportunity to take a look around on their own, before we head to Nordby shopping centre for a little shopping trip, and then on to Strømstad and the Fjord Line ferry, which will take us home with good food and drink.
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