Olav Tryggvason (statue), Trondheim, Norway | CruiseBe
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Olav Tryggvason (statue)

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A statue of Olav Tryggvason is located in Trondheim, Norway. The statue by sculptor Wilhelm Rasmussen honors King Olav Tryggvason who was the city's 's founder.

The 18-metre (58-foot) high statue is mounted on top of an obelisk. It stands at the center of the city square (Torvet i Trondheim) at the intersection of the two main streets, Munkegata and Kongens gate. The statue was unveiled in 1921. Around the statue base is a cobblestone mosaic, dating from 1930, which forms a gigantic sun dial . The sun dial is calibrated to UTC+1 so that the reading is inaccurate by one hour in the summer.

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