Bryggens Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen, Bergen

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Constructed over the remains of the first settlement at Bryggen, Bryggens Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen introduces visitors to everyday life in the harbor during medieval times. Parts of the dock were destroyed by fire in 1955, and excavations at that time revealed a number of objects that offer insights into trade, shipping, and medieval crafts. Take a walk through Bryggen's past, which starts at the museum and continues through historical alleys and courtyards lined with old wooden buildings, all the way to the Hanseatic Museum. The oldest buildings date back to the 12th century. Check out the exhibit on runes and the Viking boat. Add Bryggens Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen to your Bergen travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bergen trip itinerary maker.
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  • The Bryggens Museum offers a great walking tour that combines that museum, as well as the Hanseatic Museum, the Assembly Rooms, and a walk through the Hanseatic quarter. This was a perfect way to lear...  more »
  • Small but very interesting Museum for an account of the life and history of Bryggen in the middle ages. Good exposure of the exhibits, great teaching. Visit
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  • Beautiful walk without haste and without a goal in this area. Everything as it was once, in peace and quiet. Place that evokes just magic!!
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  • It was all right, but smaller than expected. Some of the exhibits look like they need updating (e. g. the very washed out photos). The length and thoroughness of explanations in English seems to be completely random. Knowledge of Norwegian is recommended!
  • Immersion and authenticity are real strong points here. I really like that even the tiniest details of the lives lived in Bergen and Bryggen are shown here.
  • The basement Part is awesome and The Cafe was nice and cheap, but The top Floor was a bit boring.
  • The building are lovely, fun history, but i've been three times and still don't remember, so somethig is off with the way they give the info, a little boring possibly 😅
  • Excellent walking tour that leaves from the museum. The walking tour takes you to the main exhibition of the museum (Medieval Brygge houses found on the site), next to Mariakyrke church as well as to two Brygge houses (one of them is Hansa museum were you pay same entrance as what the walking tour costs). Guide was good. Museum itself mediocre.

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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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