Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, Bergen

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Discover what life was like for the Hanseatic merchants of Bergen at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene. Housed in a waterfront wooden warehouse from 1702, the museum covers the period when the Hanseatic League ruled the city. Take a step back in time and walk through the three-story museum's replicated authentic trading room, offices, sleeping quarters, and kitchen. Notice the small beds, low ceilings, and the smell of salted cod to get a taste of what a merchant's everyday life was like, and view relevant art work from the period. Make Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene a centerpiece of your Bergen vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bergen travel route builder website .
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  • We visited on a cold day, and it was even colder inside, but so interesting. Lots of history about Bergen and the Hanseatic trading times and some beautiful rooms. Definitely worth a visit for an hour...  more »
  • The entire museum itself is a miracle, witnessing the trade history of the 鱈 traders trading the fish and fish oil. It is worthwhile to see the residence of the businessman and the employee at the time.
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  • The presence of German-based Hanseatic traders during the Middle Ages is so integral to the development, and even the identity, of Bergen that this museum is probably the one absolutely essential cult...  more »
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  • Absolute must-go in Bergen. The state the museum is in leaves nothing to be desired and immediately, after 3 or 4 minutes, you feel set back in time. The exhibition is very well structure and informative about the Hanse in Bergen.
  • This is a very nice museum depicting the merchants' life in an original building from the late Hanseatic times - including dried stockfish! Join one of the short tours, which give you a good initial impression of the museum highlights. Make sure to also visit the other part of this museum, as well as the fishery museum - they're all included in your entrance ticket, and there is a shuttle bus going between the three sites.
  • Small but well preserved little museum showing how the early settlers of Bergen were conducting their business in this little home. Shows some nifty inventions of those days and how they spent their time working and sleeping there. Got a bundle deal of entry to 3 museums (Hanseatic, fishery) including this, plus a bus that takes you around them.
  • Comprehensive information on the hanseatic league 's history in bergen.. And very well preserved building n rooms to understand their living conditions. Intriguing.
  • Very interesting museum of the hanseatic league. Good description in english and nice welcoming personelle

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