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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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  • August 17, 2017
    Very nice place for a gentle stroll and relaxed mooch about. Many touristy shops all selling similar knitwear but a couple of interesting choices if you keep an eye out. The bakery (Baker Brun) smelle...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    A lovely walk along the water with cute shops to browse in. The buildings which house the shops are old and full of character. The only downside is the shops all seem to be very similar and selling th...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    The wooden buildings are quite picturesque and a visit to the Hanseatic League Museum is worthwhile to give you a history of the area!  more »
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  • June 1, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    Open air fish market, fresh seafood grilled to order. Halibut, Whale, King Crab, Lobster 😊 And Reindeer Hot Dogs.
  • March 8, 2017
    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.
  • July 16, 2017
    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.
  • June 6, 2017
    Wonderful place in Bergen. You can walking around and buy some delicious food in fish market.

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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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