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Lille Lungegaardsvannet, Bergen

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Lille Lungegårdsvannet or Smålungeren is a small 5acre lake in the centre of the city of Bergen in Hordaland county, Norway. The octagonal lake is a natural lake that was historically connected to the nearby Store Lungegårdsvannet bay via a short strait, but the strait was filled in in 1926. Today the lake is located in a park, in the city centre. There is a large decorative fountain located in the central part of the lake.HistoryHistorically, the lake was much larger than it is now. As the city grew, Lille Lungegårdsvannet slowly but steadily shrank to its present size by adding fill to the sides of the lake to reclaim land. The sides were straightened and it was artificially made into an octagon shape. It finally reached its present shape during the mid-20th century. Historically, there was a short strait that ran between this lake and the nearby Store Lungegårdsvannet bay. As this lake was reduced in size, the strait was also changed. In 1926, the strait between this lake and Store Lungegårdsvannet was removed and replaced by an underground culvert system. Because of this underground connection, it is possible to see fluctuations in the height of the lake due to the tide.Media gallery
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  • That's about it. With one exception no nice buildings around it to improve the view/atmosphere. You won't miss it anyway as it is quite in a center. 
  • If you stay in downtown Bergen, this is a nice, leisurely walk on a good day. Takes from 20 to 30 minutes round trip! 
  • The pond at the heart of the city with a large population. From the proximity to the sea or pond was seen gulls a lot. Houses stand on the slopes of the mountain as seen from the South side of the pond (side) fløyen lovely, sunny day so I got a nice picture. I think that as a tourist destination will be off a bit, but around in the Centre of the tram station, library, long-distance railway station, shopping center, living with the local people. (From the tourist info 10 minute walk)
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