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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.

Frydenlund interiorDavid Aasen Sandved / CC BY-SA 3.0

Gamle Bergen Museum

Gamle Bergen Museum

Famous The wooden town of Bergen circa 1800

The wooden town of Bergen circa 1800 Editors' Note

Gamle Bergen Museum has more than 40 wooden houses, which are representative of Bergen in the 18th and 19th centuries. These houses give visitors a unique picture of what life in a small town during this time frame was like.

Visit the dwellings, the different shops; the baker, the dentist, the barber, or the photographer and etc. Open year round, the Gamle Bergen Museum is highly recommended for anyone interested in Norway or Bergen’s past. Visitors can wing it alone, or join one of the guided tours, but the interiors of the dwellings are only accessible via tours. The cost is nominal, so hearing the history lesson is well worth the price.

Gamle Bergen Museum
Nyhavnsveien 4, 5042 Bergen
+47 55 39 43 00
Guided tours every hour, the first at 10.00, the last at 16.00.