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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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  • Very beautiful and well maintained neighborhood. Homes with history. Sa heritage UNESCO. Worth a walk down this street and then lose on foot in the streets of the rest of town.
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  • We had a lovely walk at Bryggen. There are some small souvenir shops and huge ships to look at. Bergen sure is a historical place with a beautiful environment.  more »
  • The wooden medieval trading centre of Bergen. Somehow it has survived and it is an absolutely fascinating step back in time  more »
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  • This place is very well maintained and the architecture brings you back to the olden times. Is also a beautiful place to view the never ending sunsets and in the evenings the fish market nearby starts with amazing food. It's a must to view the old heritage hoses and get a feel of back in the days.
  • Bergen’s historic harbor area and the wooden wharf buildings aren’t just a UNESCO site, they are also beautiful and unique. They’re pretty to look at from the waterfront, but even cooler up close where you can wander in the tiny alleyways between the buildings. Inside are stores, restaurants, art galleries, and even a museum. It gets crowded in the middle of the day, so an early morning exploration of the buildings is the best way to see it without crowds. With the sun rising between the buildings, it truly feels like stepping back in time.
  • We visited during an international bicycle race which was super crowded. There are alot of souvenirs and cafe along this part of the town. A lot of historical craft shops too. You will need some time to finish walking the alleys to be able to appreciate the history of this place.
  • 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.
  • Magic open museum of mediaeval colourful wood building reflecting on the seaside interesting to visit and discover the way they made now partially used as shops, magazine, laboratories artists, restaurant and local crafts. The areas is very popular and well kept with Nicely restoring work done keeping style and technology
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