Kragero is a popular spot in Norway for holidays as it has a lot to offer. The town offers fjords, forests, and islands. This is the area that Edvard Munch found relaxation and peace. The artist fell in love with this area during his time and referred to it as the pearl of coastal towns.
The name Kragero in Norse form is Krakaroy. The first element of the word likely is Kraka, which means crow. The last part, oy, means island. The name Kragero is Danish and was established during the 17th century.
The town became an established municipality on the first of January in 1838. During the days of sailing ships, the town was one of the largest port cities in Norway. In 1960, the two rural areas of Skatoy and Sannidal became a part of the Kragero municipality. Currently, there are 495 skerries, islets, and islands included in Kragero as well as 4000 leisure houses. In addition, there are 190 freshwater lakes located here.
One of the notorious things that Kragero is known for is the murder of Christian Hansen Ernst. This occurred on the 17th of August in 1694. He was killed at what is now called Knivstikkersmauet. This translates to Knife Stabber Alley. Ernst was a former servant for Ulrik Fredrik Gyldenlove and was employed with the postal service at the time of his murder.
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