Lille Lungegaardsvannet, Bergen

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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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  • This is a nice place to rest inbetween museum and restaurant visits. One can sit and do some bird-watching. There are the typical ducks and pigeons and year-around birds, but there are seasonal Birds ...  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful gorgeous place with mountains views very close to the center and little park. Definitely worth to walk around for a pleasant stroll.  more »
  • It was so good and so close to KodeArt museum buildings. Cold and windy but full of interesting things. Most the museum are close on Monday and in week days are open until 3-4 and if you go for busine...  more »
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  • Beautiful! Relaxing to stare at, for hours and hours. Usually, I set up my hammock between the trees, and let people try. :)
  • Beautiful spot to go for a walk, sit on a bench, visit one of the museums right beside the lake or have a coffee or a bite to eat at, e.g., Smakverket.
  • Nice place to enjoy with your family or alone, to feed the ducks, or just enjoy the view
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  • Very nice Park in the middle of mountains, very well attended on weekends
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  • Nice place in the middle of mountains very quiet and pleasant seating areas
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