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The city of the Seven Mountains

De syv fjell (The Seven Mountains) surround the center of the misty 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.

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Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf

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It was Bryggen before it was Bergen

Stay.com Editors' Note

Bergen’s first buildings were built alongside the harbor called Bryggen. Bryggen has thus been the center of the city, offering a stunning silhouette of it’s ancient gables against the harbor and surrounding mountains.

In 1360 the Hansas (a German guild of merchants) was set up and dominated trade here for the next 400 years. Bryggen has been destroyed by fire many times, and each time rebuilt with new vigor. The area is now on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, as is the surrounding city, Bergen, one of the most interesting places to see in Norway.

Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf
Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, Bergen