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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 centerpiece of your Bergen vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bergen trip builder.
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  • Beautiful neighborhood left to its original. Wooden houses, very characteristic. Unesco World Heritage. Well worth the visit.
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  • Even on a rainy day it is a beautiful site to take a walk, enjoy all kind of authentic foods right here, at the fish market. 
  • On the tourist brochures of Bergen are often found pictures from this characteristic, but find it very nice. We can touch those timbers timeworn but still lived, makes an odd effect. Many of these houses are still used today for offices and shops with local products.
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  • Place is looking beautiful from the outside. The courtyard is spacious and there is this wooden fish statue. We did our geocaching in there. Otherwise the place looks very historical but it's full of souvenir and fishing stores.
  • Amazing place. The sidewalk ist made from wood - Ive never seen something like that before.
  • An absolutely gorgeous old wooden village. Go at sunset for particularly remarkable lighting.
  • The buildings look nice and unique, however the inside is full of souvineer shops. While it's nice to visit since its a UNESCO world heritage site, expect the place to be crowded and full of tourist traps.
  • Historical and Unesco World Heritage site, but it is full of souvenir shops, which makes this place lose a bit of its beauty.