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Historical and old photos of Åndalsnes, Møre og Romsdal

 

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Historical and old photos of Åndalsnes, Møre og Romsdal

A small historical reference

Geography: Åndalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Åndalsnes is the administrative center of Rauma Municipality. It is located along the Isfjorden, at the mouth of the Rauma River, at the north end of the Romsdalen valley. The village of Isfjorden lies about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) to the east, Veblungsnes lies just to the west across the Rauma River, and Innfjorden lies about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the southwest via the European Route E136 highway.

Åndalsnes has an association football club, Åndalsnes IF. The local church is Grytten Church, but its actually located across the river in Veblungsnes. The town's newspaper, Åndalsnes Avis, had a circulation of 4,125 in 2007. The harbour is called "Tindekaia", and is visited every year by many cruise ships, including Costa Marina, MS Thomson Celebration, Costa Victoria, and Costa Atlantica (the largest ship that currently comes to Åndalsnes).

Date of foundation: Established as town - 1996

History: The village of Åndalsnes was the administrative centre of the old municipality of Grytten from 1838 until 1964 when Grytten was merged with several other municipalities to form the new Rauma Municipality. Åndalsnes then became the administrative centre of the new municipality of Rauma.

After the German World War II invasion of Norway in April 1940, British troops landed in Åndalsnes as a part of a pincer movement to take the mid-Norwegian city of Trondheim. The northern arm of the attack was based in Namsos. Lacking control of the air, the forces at Åndalsnes were withdrawn in early May 1940.

In 1996, the municipal council of Rauma Municipality declared Åndalsnes a town (Norwegian: By).

Population: 2 403

Sights:

Åndalsnes. Grand Hotel 'Bellevue', 1906
Grand Hotel 'Bellevue', 1906
Åndalsnes. Grand Hotel 'Bellevue', between 1900 and 1950
Grand Hotel 'Bellevue', between 1900 and 1950
Åndalsnes. Grand Hotel 'Bellevue', between 1900 and 1950
Grand Hotel 'Bellevue', between 1900 and 1950
Åndalsnes. Grand Hotel 'Bellevue', 1956
Grand Hotel 'Bellevue', 1956
Åndalsnes. Grand Hotel 'Bellevue', 1966
Grand Hotel 'Bellevue', 1966
Åndalsnes. Panorama of bridge, 1956
Panorama of bridge, 1956
Åndalsnes. Panorama of the city, between 1900 and 1950
Panorama of the city, between 1900 and 1950
Åndalsnes. Panorama of the city, between 1900 and 1950
Panorama of the city, between 1900 and 1950
Åndalsnes. Panorama of the city, between 1910 and 1950
Panorama of the city, between 1910 and 1950
Åndalsnes. Panorama of the city, 1922
Panorama of the city, 1922
Åndalsnes. Panorama of the city street, between 1900 and 1950
Panorama of the city street, between 1900 and 1950
Åndalsnes. Panorama of the city street, between 1900 and 1950
Panorama of the city street, between 1900 and 1950
Åndalsnes. Panorama of the city street, 1959
Panorama of the city street, 1959
Åndalsnes. Panorama of the city street, 1959
Panorama of the city street, 1959
Åndalsnes. Panorama of station, 1949
Panorama of station, 1949
Åndalsnes. Panorama of station, 1956
Panorama of station, 1956
Åndalsnes. Pier, 1925
Pier, 1925
Åndalsnes. Railway station, 1924
Railway station, 1924
Åndalsnes. Railway station, 1966
Railway station, 1966
Åndalsnes. Railway station and Train connections, opening, 1924
Railway station and Train connections, opening, 1924
Åndalsnes. Railway station, yacht of Prince Olav in fjord, 1925
Railway station, yacht of Prince Olav in fjord, 1925
Åndalsnes. Railway yard in harbor, 1959
Railway yard in harbor, 1959
Åndalsnes. Town Bridge, 1934
Town Bridge, 1934
Åndalsnes. Town Bridge, between 1900 and 1950
Town Bridge, between 1900 and 1950



Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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