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Bryggen, Bergen

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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 part of your Bergen vacation plans using our Bergen day trip website .
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  • A very pleasant walk with colourful shops and restaurants. Some of the backstreets and the old wooden buildings were great for photographers.  more »
  • We walk pass and it was so beauty with colourful shops and restaurants like Thai, Bistros cafe. In winter there were not too crowded and enjoyed walking to visit some of the places.  more »
  • The three of us spent more time than we imagined exploring these old buildings. There were pathways, different woods, a sculpture and wishing well at the back, as well as other building features to ad...  more »
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  • Came here for a work trip and found the area very charming. Their was a mix of historical sites, quality restaurants, and just flat out charm. I wish my business trip was longer because the area looked like it had so much more to offer. Overall a very positive experience in my brief time here.
  • Far better than expected. The wooden houses that are connected to each other, old, but very strong. Although they use them as offices, stores, they're still radiate charms. Very impressive and beautiful and colorful.
  • Iconic spot of Bergen. Rows of colorful buildings against azure background look stunning. Just behind you will find little streets of traditional buildings hosting craftsmen shops, eateries and a bar.
  • Now is under renovation!! Pls check when it's open completely again.
  • Great place to visit, local people really welcoming, would be fantastic if it would stop raining for 5 mins 😁👌

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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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