The garden was laid out in English landscape style in the 1850s.
The Church on Kapitelberget (Kirken på Kapitelberget) was a medieval church.
In the 1980s, the city officially adopted the current arms, which are identical to the oldest seal.
The colours are the colours that have been used since the 19th century.
The differences between the seal and the present arms are that in the arms the cross is placed on top of the skis and the star is changed from a four-pointed star to a six-pointed star, and that the cross is made of ski-poles.
Until 1979, it was thought that Skien was founded in the 14th century.
It has been suggested that it is a symbol for the main church in Skien, the Holy Cross church. Mary as the second medieval church of Skien was devoted to her.
Besides the skis and cross, there are two meadow buttercups on each side.
From the 15th century, the city was governed by a 12-member council.
is a city and municipality in Telemark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Skien.
Skien is also the administrative centre of Telemark county.
The modern municipality of Skien was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).
The rural municipalities of Gjerpen and Solum were merged into the municipality of Skien on 1 January 1964.