Bergen Norway

The city of the Seven Mountains

De syv fjell (The Seven Mountains - Lyderhorn, Damsgårdsfjellet, Løvstakken, Ulriken, Fløyen, Rundemannen, and Sandviksfjellet) surround the center of the drizzly harbor town of Bergen. Nestled on the country’s rocky west coast, Bergen is exciting and charming, an ideal starting point for fjord tours and cruises. Bryggen – the medieval fish market street - also known as Tyskebryggen (the German Wharf), is one of the city’s most picturesque sights. Bryggen has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site since 1979 – a well deserved accolade, for its unique architecture. The place is literally fascinating: a honeycomb of active workshops where craftsmen show their skills in public, producing Berggen’s finest souvenirs.

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The Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf from the water
It was Bryggen before it was Bergen
Open exhibit at the Bryggens Museum
Experience the medieval roots of Bergen
Fish Market (Fisketorget)
The heart of Bergen's waterfront
House and grounds of the Gamle Bergen Museum
The wooden town of Bergen circa 1800
View of Bergen from Mount Floyen and the Funicular
The best panoramic view of Bergen's harbor and Islands
View of the Rosenkrantz Tower at Bergenhus Fortress in Bergen, Norway
A significan Renaissance monument for Norwegians
St. Mary Church (Mariakirken)
A fine example of the Romanesque period
Statsraad Lehmkuhl (left) and STS Lord Nelson during the Tall Ships' Races in the Baltic Sea, 2007
Three-masted barque rigged sail training vessel
The Royal Residence (Gamlehaugen)
Bergen's royal residence
Outside the Theta Museum of Bryggen
Key hiding place for the Norwegian resistence in WW 2
VilVite - The New Science Centre
Learning centre of technology, natural sciences and mathematics
West Norway Museum of Decorative Art (Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum)
Home of ornate and beautiful examples of the decorative art
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