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Bryggen, Bergen

4.6
#1 of 196 in Historic Sites in Norway
Pier / Boardwalk Historic Walking Area
Explore the shops, galleries, pubs, restaurants, and museums dispersed within the medieval wooden buildings of Bryggen, designated a World Heritage Site in 1979. The site dates back to before 1070, and developed into an important Norwegian trading center with an office of the Hanseatic League opened here in 1360. Today the town is one of the most visited attractions in Norway. Wander the ancient alleys, sit and people-watch along the waterfront, and admire the Nordic houses. Stop by the Hanseatic trade building built in 1702, the Maria Church, the Bryggen Museum, the Hanseatic Museum, or Schotstuene assembly rooms on your way around town. Make Bryggen a centerpiece of your Bergen vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bergen trip builder.
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  • Super preserved cultural heritage. Absolutely worth seeing and rich in detail. A must-have when you're here. Very well preserved houses of Hanseatic League
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  • I had big expectations to this place because it is on the Unesco world heritage list. Wharf with old houses was small! I thought that would be much bigger when I have seen pictures of it. Anyway, nice...  more »
  • The food and service at the fish market was disappointing. It took over an hour to get out food, with drinks and other starters in strange order. Good from street sellers far better tasting and takes ...  more »
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  • Sure its touristy, but it's charming and a designated Unesco world heritage site for good reason. They take great care in its preservation work - buildings largely uses pine wood. A nice place for a stroll and a coffee. Venture into its back alleys as well.
  • Open air fish market, fresh seafood grilled to order. Halibut, Whale, King Crab, Lobster 😊 And Reindeer Hot Dogs.
  • It is a really nice place to take a walk by the sea but maybe not so cool for shops dinners and locals. There are not cheap and not so cool. Also, the majority of the wooden houses are closed.
  • It is free to walk around Bryggen's narrow streets. Very interesting to see the wooden buildings. They are luring us back to the past.
  • Wonderful place in Bergen. You can walking around and buy some delicious food in fish market.

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Where to stay in Bergen

As a major Norwegian city, Bergen offers accommodations--and just about everything else--at a high price. Try to stay in the picturesque Bryggen wharf area near the fish market, or in the city center. If you’re looking for lively nightlife, check out rooms close to the city’s university. To find less-expensive lodging, search for hostels in the city center and campsites just out of town. Alternatively, live like a local by staying in a small guesthouse.
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