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  • 1 Bryggen Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    N - 5020 Bergen

    Bryggen used to be the heart of the medieval town. This area is now the only one to boast the timber buildings whose architecture typifies the famous Kontore established throughout northern Europe by the Hanseatic League. Painstakingly restored, alig..

  • 2 Bergen Art Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Rasmus Meyers Allé 3-7-9 N - Bergen

    The museum's four different sections have recently been renamed Kode 1, Kode 2, Kode 3 and Kode 4, described below from east to west. The Art Deco building, at no. 9, houses the Kode 4-Lysverket Fine Arts Museum, which has an interesting collection o..

  • 3 Hardangerfjord Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N - 5020 Stavanger

    This magnificent fjord, accessible from Bergen or Stavanger, is located far inland toward the northeast and covers a distance of 179km, dividing into several branches. Near the coast it is wide and open and lined with picturesque orchards and prairie..

  • 4 Hanseatic Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Finnegårdsgaten 1a N - 5003 Bergen

    This museum in one of the oldest timber buildings alongside the quays illustrates the harsh existence of a League merchant and his entourage. On the lower floors were the warehouse, workshops and the office, where the accounting books, ship's log and..

  • 5 Mariakirken Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Dreggen 15 N - 5020 Bergen

    A fine and rare example of Norwegian Romanesque architecture, this church is one of Bergen's oldest buildings and has survived several fires. Thanks to its harmonious proportions and sumptuous furnishings, the interior has a singular charm. Note the ..

  • 6 Troll Hill (House of Edvard Grieg) Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Troldhaugveien 65 N - 5232 Paradis

    This imposing wooden house, painted white and located on a hilltop overlooking Lake Nordås, is famous the world over as Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), Norway's greatest composer, spent the last twenty years of his life here. The idyllic setting of the hou..

  • 7 Mount Fløyen and Funicular Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Vetrlidsallmenningen 21 N - 5014 Bergen

    A funicular (Fløybanen), in operation since 1918, takes passengers up from the town centre to the top of Mount Fløyen (320m high). In everyday use by the locals, it makes several stops and the journey takes around 10min. The views over the town and i..

  • 8 Damsgård Manor Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Alléen 29 N - 5160 Laksevåg

    Built around 1770, this "house in the country" is a very fine wooden Rococo manor, both in the European taste of the time and true to Norwegian tradition. The collections illustrate the way of life of Bergen's ruling class in the 18C and 19..

  • 9 Rosenkrantz Tower Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Bergenhus Festning N - 5003 Bergen

    This defensive and residential tower is named after Erik Rosenkrantz, governor of Bergen Castle around 1560. It was built by the Scots alongside a keep dating from 1270 and external entrenchments dating from 1520. On the south side, the building has ..

  • 10 Old Bergen Open-Air Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Nyhavnsveien 4 N - 5042 Bergen

    This open-air museum on the coast comprises more than forty reconstructed wooden houses from Bergen dating from the 18C-19C. Relocated here in order to safeguard them, they contain period furniture, realistically illustrating bygone life. Visitors ca..

  • 11 Torget

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Torget N - 5014 Bergen

    The market square located at the water's edge in the heart of the city is the liveliest place in Bergen. The daily fish market draws in crowds of people, who size up the shellfish, herring and smoked salmon on the stalls, or tuck into salmon or "..

  • 12 Øvregaten

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Øvregaten N - 5003 Bergen

    This street overlooking Bryggen used to host the town's main market, where cobblers, comb makers (whose wares were made out of reindeer or moose antlers), wood sculptors, goldsmiths, tailors and furriers would come to trade. Today the road is occupie..

  • 13 Paradis

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    N - Bergen

    A residential neighbourhood of Bergen with lovely wooden houses around Nordås Lake (Nordåsvatnet).

  • 14 Fantoft Stave Church

    Religious buildings

    Fantoftveien 46 N - 5072 Paradis

    Originally built in Fortun (Sognefjord) around 1150, this church was reassembled here in 1883. It was ravaged by fire in June 1992, then rebuilt exactly, using wood salvaged from the flames as far as possible.

  • 15 Schøtstuene

    Museums and art

    Øvregaten 50 N - 5003 Bergen

    The museum is situated in a multi-functional collective building behind the group of timber houses. Meals were prepared in the kitchen and served to merchants and workers in the refectory. On the menu were cereals, bread, dairy produce, fish and meat..

  • 16 Bryggen Museum

    Museums and art

    Dreggsallmenning 3 N - 5835 Bergen

    Several Hanseatic buildings burned down during the 1955 fire and in the wake of this great loss of Bergen's cultural heritage archaeologists seized the opportunity to study the site where the buildings had stood, between Bryggen and Mariakirken. The ..

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