From early times, fertile soil and forest were sources for livelihood. Sawmills, and later the paper industry provided good for export to Europe. The discovery of the largest gold treasure in the Nordic region, dating apprx to year AD, indicates early relations with other countries.
Norways first glass production also found place in Øvre Eiker when Nøstetangen glassworks was established in The glass productions is still operating today. The pine forests, iron was extracted from ore and marsh before AD. The malleable iron dating norway i øvre eiker used to produce tools and weapons.
Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Øvre Eiker Øvre Eiker covers a area of ,8 km2 and have approximately The inhabitants live in the villages SkotselvVestfossenDarbu and the small town of Hokksund. Øvre Eiker is approximately 15 km to the west of Drammen and lies in Buskerud.
Soldiers of the Germanic and Roman armies might have carried weapons forged here in addition to collecting raw iron for later forging where they headed. In the 15th century, ore was extracted from mines and several ironworks were established.
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One of these was Hassel Jernverk in Øvre Eiker Although the king desired canons, the ironworks at Hassel mainly produced cast iron ovens. Skilled workers from Germany, France and Belgium helped build the ironworks.
The blacksmiths produced bar iron, anvils etc. By the beginning of the 16th century, Hassel-ovens were a well known export article from Norway.
The ironworks was closed in Ironworks also found place in smaller farming smiths to produce and repair necessary tools.
These no longer exist.
Tourism Cultural life in Øvre Eiker is characterized by diversity, tradition and innovation. Museums, galleries, churches, historic sites and natural areas are key cultural areas. There is plenty to experience here — from heritage sites of national importance to world-class contemporary art.
We invite everyone to take a cultural journey, where the ancient end the modern meet.