Bergen
© Tori Hogan
Bergen, MS Fram

Bergen

Located on the west coast of Norway in the County Hordaland.

Known for being Norway’s second largest city and being the home of the UNESCO listed Bryggen District

Surrounded by The Seven Mountains and is therefore often called “The city among the seven mountains”.

Attractions

Bryggen District - the Hanseatic wharf

One of the most famous attractions in Bergen are the cities very first buildings along the harbour named Bryggen District - the Hanseatic wharf. Bryggen District dates all the way back to the 11th century and is known for being one of the best known medieval city settlements in Norway. You may think the UNESCO listed Bryggen is a museum today, but the colourful wooden buildings are locations for shops, restaurants and artist studios. 

Fløibanen Funicular

Starting in the city centre, Fløibanen Funicular will in 8 minutes bring you 320 meter above the sea where you can sight a spectacular view of the city,the surrounding mountains and the fjords. The Fløyen area is surrounded by beautiful nature with great opportunities for hiking and walking. It also houses a restaurant, café and souvenir shop for those looking for a more relaxed visit.

Art in Bergen

Bergen has an impressive collection of both Norwegian and international art, ranging from classical to contemporary. The art galleries are located side by side in the city centre facing the central Lake Lille Lungegårdsvann. This gallery street house Bergen Art Museum which has a unique collection of Edvard Munch’s paintings, Bergen Contemporary Art Centre, and West Norway Museum of Decorative Art.

History

Bergen (Bjørgvin) was founded by Olav Kyrre in 1070 and took over for Trondheim (Nidaros) as the capital of Norway until 1314 when this function was moved to Oslo. The city was nevertheless the largest Nordic city on the 15-1600's and Norway's largest city until the end of the 1830s, and maintained its position as the country's main trading centre and international city to modern times.

 

Address:

 Nøstegaten 30, 5010

Phone: 55 55 09 60

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