Levanger centre was established as early as the 1500s, when Jämtene from Sweden came here to trade with the Trønder people.
One can say that the main features of Levanger’s history were extensive trading activities. The courtyards in Levanger centre were built after the last town fire in 1897, and are still well preserved. It is these buildings which give the wooden house town its unique appearance. The houses were built in various architectural styles, such as Swiss, New-Gothic and Jugend.
The hospital in Levanger also had its own history from many hundred years ago. The first county hospital was built in 1843. Apart from Norske Skog, the hospital was one of the largest employers in Levanger. After the Teaching College was built in Levanger around 1900, the town developed into the most important educational centre in the county. Levanger is the country’s 4th largest agricultural municipality, as can be seen from the cultural landscape of the entire area. Enjoy this view by experiencing one of several walking – and bicycle routes.
With its proximity to both sea and mountains, Levanger is an attractive place to live. Levanger’s pleasant and inviting restaurants and galleries are literally flourishing, after the town, for the second time, was named Norway’s city of flowers in the category for small towns.
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