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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.

The Royal Residence (Gamlehaugen)Aqwis / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Royal Residence (Gamlehaugen)

The Royal Residence (Gamlehaugen)

Famous Bergen's royal residence

Bergen's royal residence Editors' Note

When the Norway’s King visits Bergen, he sleeps at the official residence is “Gamlehaugen”. Built in 1901 for Christian Michelsen, then the Prime Minister, the residence looks for all the world like a Scottish castle.

In 1925 the residence was purchased by the State for the use of the King and the royal family. Crown Prince Haakon lived here during his time at the Naval Academy at Bergen. Some areas of the residence are open to the public, while others are obviously reserved for the royal family’s privacy. The farm lands surrounding the mansion were converted into a lovely English type garden, which the public can also share when the royal family is not in residence.

The Royal Residence (Gamlehaugen)
Gamlehaugveien 10, Bergen
(+47) 55 11 29 00
guided tours in English at 12.00 p.m, Tuesday till Sunday in June, July and August.