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Bergen - the second largest city in Norway - is located on the south-western coast of Norway with its center situated between a group of mountains known as “de syv fjell” (the seven mountains). Bergen is the main gateway city to the world famous fjords of Norway and for that reason it has become Norway's largest – and one of Europe's largest cruise ship ports.

       The city of Bergen was founded by King Olav Kyrre in the year 1070 AD. It was considered to be Norway's capital in the 13th century until 1299. Bergen is widely regarded as the most beautiful city of Norway. Bergen belongs to the exclusive group of cities listed by UNESCO as part of the world heritage, through its characteristic old wooden waterfront, Bryggen with a number of old, wooden houses from the early 18th century, the product of rebuilding after a fire in 1702. 

        A popular tourist attraction is the open air fish market along the harbour. Strolling around in Bergen will generally reveal areas of very differing architecture. Bergen is also an important cultural centre in its region and in Norway, maybe best known for hosting the annual Bergen International Festival (Festspillene i Bergen). More information here and here.

Bergen at Night

A beautiful evening in December.

Lille Lungegårdsvannet (lake)

Spring time at Lille Lungegårdsvannet.

Nygårdsparken

Autumn in Nygårdsparken. Nygårdsparken is a public park located in the city centre of Bergen.

Gamlehaugen

Gamlehaugen is the official residence of the King of Norway when he is in Bergen. It is the former home of ship owner and prime minister Christian Michelsen.

View from the air.

View of Bergen from the air (chopper).

Bergen view from Mt. Fløyen

Great view of Bergen and toward the oil drilling platform at Ågotnes a nice winter evening in February.

The Gateway to the Fjords

Bergen is known as "the Fjord Capital" and "the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway" as well as being a well-established cruise port.

Beautiful night view

Beautiful night view from Mt. Fløyen toward Landås and Mt. Ulriken

Bryggen - The German Wharf

Bryggen also known as Tyskebryggen ("the German Wharf") is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings lining the eastern side of the fjord coming into Bergen. Bryggen is on the UNESCO list for World Cultural Heritage sites.

Bryggen - The German Wharf

The administrative buildings of Bryggen housed clerks from many areas, especially Germany. The warehouses were filled with goods, particularly fish from northern Norway, and cereal from Europe.

Bryggen - The German Wharf

Throughout history, Bergen has experienced many fires, since, traditionally, most houses were made from wood.

Bryggen - The German Wharf

Christmas time at Bryggen.

Håkon's Hall and Rosenkrantz Tower

Rosenkrantz Tower dates back to medieval times. Håkon's Hall has taken its name from its first builder, King Håkon Håkonsson, and was erected between 1247 and 1261.

Statsraad Lehmkuhl

Statsraad Lehmkuhl was built in 1914 as a school training ship for the German merchant marine under the name «Grossherzog Friedrich August».

Statsraad Lehmkuhl

Statsraad Lehmkuhl

Gamlehaugen

Gamlehaugen is the official residence of the King of Norway when he is in Bergen. The building was erected in 1900 and given to the Norwegian state as a royal residence, museum and "national property" in 1925.

Gamlehaugen

Gamlehaugen

Gamlehaugen

Gamlehaugen

Fantoft stavkirke (stave church)

Fantoft stave church (Fantoft stavkirke) is a reconstructed stave church. It was originally built in Fortun around the year 1150. In the 19th century this church was threatened by demolition as were hundreds of other stave churches in Norway.

Fantoft stavkirke (stave church)

Autumn at Fantoft stave church.

Fantoft stavkirke (stave church)

Troldhaugen - home of Edvard Grieg

Troldhaugen was the home of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. His and his wife's ashes rest inside a mountain tomb near the house. The house itself and its surroundings are now a Grieg museum.

Troldhaugen - home of Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg himself called the building "my most important composition," although the building was designed by his cousin, the architect Schak Bull. The name comes from Trold meaning "Troll" and Haug meaning "small hill".

View from Troldhaugen

Sunset view from Troldhaugen.

Mt. Ulriken

Mount Ulriken (643 m) is the highest of the seven mountains (“de syv fjell”) that surround Bergen.

Cable car to Mt. Ulriken

Ulriken has an cable-car that can bring people to the top.

Mt. Ulriken

Sky:Skraperen at Mt. Ulriken

Sky:Skraperen restaurant at the top of Mount Ulriken.

Mt. Ulriken

The TV-tower at Mt. Ulriken.

Mt. Ulriken

Full moon at Mt. Ulriken.

Full moon behind Mt. Ulriken

Full moon at Mt. Ulriken.

Mt. Ulriken

View from Mt. Ulriken

View from Mount Ulriken (643 m). On this photo you can see 5 gas flares from the Norwegian offshore oil rigs in the North sea.

Mt. Ulriken

Night view from Mt. Ulriken (643m)

View from Mt. Fløyen

If you're looking for one of the best view over the city you should include a trip on famous Funicular. It will take you from the city center to the top of the Mount Fløyen. Then you'll be 320 meters above sea.

Bergen Harbour

Bergen Harbour

Lille Lungegårdsvannet (lake)

Christmas time at Lille Lungegårdsvannet.

Lille Lungegårdsvannet (lake)

Christmas time at Lille Lungegårdsvannet.

Lille Lungegårdsvannet (lake)

Christmas time at Lille Lungegårdsvannet.

Sunset at Bergen Harbour

Bergen view from air

View from air (chopper).

Den Nationale Scene

The National Venue of Theatre is Norway's oldest permanent theatre with roots dating back to Det Norske Theater founded in 1850 by the Norwegian violinist Ole Bull.

View from Mt. Fløyen

View from Mt. Fløyen.

View from Mt. Fløyen

View from Landåsfjellet

View from Mt. Landåsfjellet

View from Mt. Fløyen

View of Bergen from Mt. Fløyen.

Sandviken

Møhlenpris

Bergen

Kunstindustrimuseet

West Norway Museum of Decorativ Art.

Mariakirken - St. Mary Church

Fløibanen

Visitors to Bergen should not miss the ride with the funicular up to Mount Fløyen, where one is rewarded with a splendid view. Fløibanen’s lower station is located in the centre of Bergen.

Bergen

Winter time in Bergen.

Mt. Fløyen

Autumn at Mt. Fløyen.

Domkirken - Bergen Cathedral

The Bergen Cathedral has a long and turbulent history, but for almost 900 years people have worshipped here. The first church was dedicated to "Olav the Holy", Norway's patron saint.

Vågsalmenningen - Ludvig Holberg

The statue of Ludvig Holberg at Vågsalmenningen. Ludvig Holberg (16841754) was a Dano-Norwegian writer and playwright born in Bergen.

View from Skansen

Skansen

Skansens Bataljon is a buekorps in Bergen that was established in 1860 and has its headquarters in the old fire station at Skansen.

View from Skansen

Sandviken

Steinkjellersmauet.

Bergen Railway Station

The Bergen Railway Station is the end station on Bergensbanen. The station was opened in 1913 four years after Bergensbanen itself opened. The station building is one of the grandest in Norway.

Rosenkrantztårnet - Rosenkrantz Tower

Rosenkrantz Tower dates back to medieval times. The tower was erected by the governor of Bergen Castle (Bergenhus), Erik Rosenkrantz, and served as a combined residence and fortified tower to Bergen.

Sverresborg

Sverresborg at night.

Håkonshallen - Håkon's Hall

Håkon's Hall has taken its name from its first builder, King Håkon Håkonsson, and was erected between 1247 and 1261.

Grieghallen

The Grieg Hall is a 1,500 seat concert hall in Bergen. The hall is named after Bergen-born composer Edvard Grieg, who was music director of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra from 1880 until 1882.

Bergen

Gamle Bergen - Old Bergen

In the 19th century, Bergen was Europe’s largest city consisting of wooden houses, and its busy, steep and densely built-up streets, squares and alleyways gave it a unique character.

Gamle Bergen - Old Bergen

Old Bergen is a reconstructed town with approx. 50 wooden houses from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Gamle Bergen - Old Bergen

Brushytten cabin at Mt. Fløyen

For many families with children, a trip to Brushytten is a popular Sunday adventure.

Storetveit church

Sandviken

Brann Stadion

Brann Stadion was constructed in 1919, and has been the home of the football club S.K. Brann ever since.

Buekorps

Buekorps (literally "Bow Corps" or "Archery Brigade") are traditional marching youth organizations in Bergen. The tradition, which is unique to Bergen, dates back at least to the 19th century.

Strandgaten

Christmas time in Strandgaten.

Strandgaten

Christmas time in Strandgaten.

Bergen from air

Møhlenpris

Nordåsvannet

Sunset at Nordåsvannet.

Nordåsvannet

Nygårdstangen

Johanneskirken - St. John's Church

Johanneskirken - built in 1894. Johanneskirken is one of the finest neo-Gotic churches in Norway.

 

 

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