There is cultural life here -- the acclaimed Kristiansand Symfoniorkester (Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra) performs year-round at Kongensgate 6 (tel. 38-07-70-00). Musical concerts are also presented year-round at Musikkens Hus, Kongensgate 54 (tel. 38-14-87-30). If you're interested, check with the tourism office to see if any performances are scheduled at the time of your visit. Telfords Pub, in the Radisson SAS Claedonian Hotel, Vestre Strandgate 7 (tel. 38-11-21-00), is a watering hole with an authentic Scottish interior and atmosphere, attracting a heavy-drinking crowd (20s-40s). If you'd like to dance all night, try the amusingly named Dr. Fjeld, in the Clarion Hotel Ernst, RĂ„dhusgata 2 (tel. 38-12-86-00). Many young people come here, mixing with guests of all ages from the hotel itself. The best piano bar is Lobbybaren, Vestre Strandgate 7 (tel. 38-11-21-00), also in the Radisson SAS Caledonian Hotel, attracting an older crowd.

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