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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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  • Bryggen is quintessentially the image of what everyone thinks of when they see Bergen. It's a maze of entirely wooden shops and galleries, tightly packed and full of treasures. You could easily...  more »
  • This winter is almost without snow in Bergen. Place is historical. One of places in Norway that on UNESCO Heritage List. Merchant houses from original wood from 18th century. Entrace free  more »
  • A great spot to take some good pictures in Bergen. It gets even better night time. Its actually quite central you can’t miss it. The view over the water its simply brilliant.  more »
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  • If you visit Bergen don't forget to visit Bryggen! It's a historic place near the port, full of wooden colorful shops. It's not only the front but also the back place that is beautiful. Walk through the shops and you will feel like being in another era.
  • Very beautiful! Friendly and kind people! Magnificent history. It’s also the place Frozen was based on!
  • A very pretty neighbourhood, Bryggen is one of the most famous attractions in Norway. Included in UNESCO World Heritage Lists, it is the icon of Bergen. Those historical and beautiful waterfrount wooden Townhouses are one of the most photographed sites in the Country. I am Uploading a few pictures from my camera too..
  • Perfect for tourists, very climatic. Many places to buy gifts and souvenirs. Lot's of artists. During holidays Bryggen is crowdy. I recommend to take some change to throw it into fountain. This way they collect money for conservation of the place.
  • Very pretty neighborhood of beautiful painted wooden houses and larger brick and mortar buildings, all historic. One of the most beautiful places in Bergen.
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