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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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  • A place that can not miss is a trip the Bryggen, which is an old commercial center, which reached your peak between the 14TH and 16th centuries. The houses are a Unesco cultural heritage and were occupied mainly by Germans, who controlled the trade in the region for years. The houses are a little crooked and misaligned, as they were made on a shaky ground, which over the years has been subsiding in some points. But the 6 units next to the Fort are in better shape, because they were rebuilt after a fire in the 50, and have already adopted measures to circumvent the precariousness of the soil.
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  • The authorities are making a wonderful job of conserving the attractive buildings on the wharf. It was most interesting to walk through the alleys between the old wooden buildings, and of course it wa...  more »
  • This is so close a scam as you can come on a legal way!If you will shop something from the fish market. Rethink and shop at REMA 1000 just across the street.  more »
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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.