SOUTHERN NORWAY

This route begins in Dijon (France), goes to Germany and Denmark, crosses the North Sea and enters Norway. After leaving Oslo, it goes through the southwest of Sweden, it goes to Stockholm, descent towards Copenhagen and then returns to Vienne (France).

 

The route:



  1 - Dijon(AS) _ Metz (AS)_ Luxembourg _ Brühl – 521 Km

  2 – Brühl _ Burg A.D.Wupper _ Münster _ Bremen _ Hamburg - 484 Km

  2.1 – Hamburgo 1

  2.2 – Hamburgo 2

  3 – Hamburg _ Ribe _ Hirtshals - 456 Km

  4 – Hirtshals  ---> Kristiansand _ Kanonmuseum _ Mandal-(C) – 199 Km

  4.1 – Optional  Ferry  Hirtshals ---> Stavanger –  386 Km

  5 – Mandal _ Flekkefjord _ Åna-Sira _ Jøssingfjord _ Ålgård (AS) _ Stavanger – 207 Km

  6 - Stavanger _ Lauvvik _ Forsand _ Preikestolen(C) _ Solbakk _ Tau(AS) – 89 Km 

  7 - Tau _ Årdal _ Hjelmeland _ Sand _ Suldalsosen _ Røldal - 166 Km

  8 - Røldal _ Låtefossen _ Odda(AS) _ Fureberg _ Bergen(AS) - 184 Km

  9 - Bergen _ Fantoft _ Lysøen _ Bergen – 38,7 Km 

10 - Bergen _ Oppedal _ Hestad _ Førde _ Loen(C) – 311 Km 

11 – Loen _ Hornindal _ Horndøla _ Hellesylt _ Stranda _ Sykkylven _ Spjelkavik _ Ålesund-(AS) – 159 Km

12 – Ålesund-(AS) _ Sjøholt _  Stordal _ Liabygda _ Gudbrandsjuvet _ Valldal(AS)  -  116 Km

13 – Valldal _ Linge _ Geiranger _ Hjelledalen _ Skjåk _ Lom _ Gaupne - 236 Km

14 - Gaupne _ Jostedal _ Solvorn _ Ornes _ Hafslo-(AS) _ Kaupanger _ Laerdal - 159 Km 

15 - Laerdal _ Aurland _ Borgund _ Fagernes(AS) – 195 Km

16 – Fagernes(AS) _ Leire _ Gol _ Nesbyen _ Eggedal _ Lauvlia _ Oslo(AP) - 351 Km

17 – Oslo 

18 - Oslo _ Mysen _ Karlskoga _ Örebro - 347 Km

19 – Örebro _ Västerås _ Strängnäs-(AS) _ Skokloster _ Stockholm-(AP) - 315 Km

20 – Stockholm - 1

21 – Stockholm - 2 

22 - Stockholm _ Lovön _ Vadstena _ Jönköping _ Helsingborg – 606 Km

23 - Helsingborg _ Helsingør _ Hillerød _ Farum _ Brøndby (København)-(AS)  -  79 Km

24 – København - 1

25 – København - 2

26 - København _ Karlslunde-(AS) _ Rødby _ Puttgarden _ Lübeck-(AS) - 268 Km

27 - Lübeck _ Schwerin _  Boizenburg-Elbe _ Lüneburg-(AS) - 184 Km

28 - Lüneburg _ Celle _ Hannover _ Pattensen _ Hann-Münden-(AS) _ Kassel _ Marburg-(AS) - 427  Km

29 – Marburg _ Limburg an der Lahn _ Worms _ Landau _ Wissembourg(AP) _ Haguenau(AP) - 336 Km

30 – Haguenau _ Rouffach _ Bourg-en-Bresse _ Vienne - 516 Km

Total 7.119,7 Km.

                                                    1 - Dijon _ Metz (AS)_ Luxembourg _ Brühl – 521 Km



47.310980, 5.027832 - Dijon *** A city not very large, situated between Paris and Lyon. We are in Bourgogne, a region with famous cuisine. An exquisite medieval architecture, large green spaces and the port of the Bourgogne Canal .

 

Dijon transports - TRAM T-2  from  Jaurès to Godrans

 

Walking Dijon - 2.5 Km                                                                               

 

For the visit you can follow "Le Parcours de la Chouette" or tour of the Owl which leads to the main points of interest. The owl is the symbol of Dijon. (Not the route shown here).

 

B - Les Halles de Dijon - Dijon's central market is a metal architecture built in 1875 on the site of the former Jacobins Convent and its 13th-century church. It is listed as a historical monument in 1975.
The monument presents a succession of arches and columns to striated drums and capitals decorated with vines. The sutures of the large arches are decorated with medallions with animal motifs, deer heads, sheep, wild boar, etc. Besides the goddess of the harvest, Ceres and Hermes, god of merchants and commerce. The ceiling is strongly inspired by the halles of Paris.

 

C - D - Rue des Forges * - One of the most typical streets of old town. In the courtyard, at number 34 the hôtel Chambellan, fifteenth century, has a splendid staircase. At number 38, the house Milsand shows an ornate façade by Hugues Sambin. In 40, the portal Auriot hôtel classic style contrasts with the facade with arcades and if you strays a bit from the Rue du Bourg, see its colorful roof of glazed tiles. In No. 52-56 we see the Morel-Sauvegrain hôtel, with a fifteenth-century facade.

E - Church of St-Michel * - Flamboyant Gothic style church completed in the Renaissance. It is a majestic facade, where they overlap the three classical orders. In the tympanum the Last Judgment by the Flemish, Nicolas Cour. The interior is worth a visist to the presbyterate and the paintings by the German painter Franz Kraus (eighteenth century).

F - Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy ** - The place de la Libération is the former royal square seventeenth century. What remains of the Palace of Charles the Bold is wedged between classical buildings. The palace is now the Town Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts.


G - Cour de Flore - Courtyard surrounded by buildings completed before the Revolution, in a corner watching the Chapelle des Elus, dating back to Louis XV. Under the porch, giving access to the rue de la Liberté, magnificent staircase designed by Jacques Gabriel.

 

H - Place du Bareuzai * - Triangular square, with its charming half-timbered houses. At the Fountain is the "Bareuzai" treader of grapes. Interestingly this fountain flowing with wine instead of water in the celebrations of the vineyard.

 

I - Church of San Juan - Catholic church in disuse of gothic style of century XV. In the French Revolution, the church was used as a market. The arrows, the turrets and the choir, are destroyed. It is classified a historical monument in 1862 and recovered as a place of worship and in 1972 was deconsecrated and closed again. In 1974 it was renovated preserving at the same time the best remains of the fifteenth century to house the Theater Dijon-Bourgogne.

J - Church of St-Philibert - The west portal of the church deconsecrated, is styled "Romanesque flowery", now is a theater.

 

K - Cathedral of St-Bénigne - Cathedral of the thirteenth century. Under the porch, the frame of the old Romanesque door remains in the middle of the Gothic facade. The interior is quite austere, being the church of an abbey.
Abbaye Saint-Bénigne - In the 6th century under the reign of Merovingian Clovis I, a crypt was built to keep the sarcophagus of St. Benigne in 511. In 535 a basilica dedicated to the saint is erected. In 871 the Bishop of Langres founded the abbey was governed by the rule of St. Benedict and the basilica was restored. Near the year 1000 the basilica was in ruins. From the year 1001 was rebuilt a new basilica and the new buildings of the abbey in Romanesque architecture. In 1137 a great fire devastated Dijon and the Abbey (only the roundabout is saved of the flames). Buildings of the old abbey of Saint Benigne.

 

49.121441, 6.167297 - Metz ***City Roman, medieval, classical and German origin, 3,000 years of history and architectural heritage preserved and floodlit enhanced.

 

Walking Metz - 3.8 Km

 

B - Theatre - From the eighteenth century, is the oldest theater in France. Surrounded by historic buildings, the Customs pavilion and the pavilion of Saint-Marcel, and opposite the old Hôtel of Mayors, (renovated after the fire of 1803), now is the Mosselle Prefecture.

 

C - Cathedral of St-Étienne *** - A magnificent Gothic building with full of history and legends. Your nave is one of the highest in France, but the windows are its most prominent feature 6,500 m2, designed by masters glassmakers from the fourteenth century until 1960.

 

D - Place d'Armes - The town hall, with a sober facade Louis XV, the old guard site with ornate pediment based trophies, and the old Parliament surround this square designed in the eighteenth century by François Blondel. In the center the statue of quarterback Fabert.

 

E - Museo de la Cour d'Or ** - Former convent of the Carmelites whose cellars preserved remains of Roman baths. Rehabilitated around the courtyard facades.

 

F - Ancien Couvent des Récollets * - Convent with a beautiful cloister of the XV century, now houses the European Institute of Ecology.

 

G - Place Saint Jacques

 

H - Porte Serpenoise - The door Serpenoise is an important element of the fortifications of the city of Metz, built in 1852 by the messinos on the ruins of the door Scarponn.

 

I - Palais du Gouverneur - The governor's palace is a majestic construction of the German period, in Jaumont stone. It was constructed between 1902 and 1905 like residence of the general in chief of the 16th Corps of Infantry of the Emperor, only visitable in the days of the patrimony.

J - Courthouse - Built in the reign of Louis XVI as military governor's palace is the most imposing building of the Esplanade.

 

 

 

 

 

49.727305,  6.4926 In the area of ​​A1, at 93 km from Metz diesel cheaper, pre leaving Luxembourg.

 

50.828699, 6.912189 – Brühl - Max-Ernst-Allee 4                Palaces of Augustusburg and Falkenlust in Brühl

The palaces Augustusburg and Falkenlust in Brühl with its gardens are an integral work of art of the German rococo, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. They are museums open to the public.

It was the favorite residence of the prince elector and Archbishop Clemens August von Wittelsbach (1700-1761). In the central building of the Augustusburg is the splendid staircase of Balthasar Neumann, a brilliant piece, full of dynamism and elegance. The gardens were designed by Dominique Girard in 1728 following the French Baroque model.

In addition to Balthasar Neumann staircase, the State Apartments and the courtroom visit.

From 1949 to 1996 the Augustusburg was used for receptions by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal Government.

Then in a short walk we will reach the luxurious hunting lodge Falkenlust, built in 1737 and where the prince elector came out of falconry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the web we cannot include travel maps, but it is possible to acquire a pdf of all the stages in Spanish or English, with full-color maps of arrivals at tourist sites and with citys walk maps of the 31 stages of this trip, for the modest price of € 5 on the last page 31.? The price is symbolic for you to order the PDF when you really need it.