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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  • August 17, 2017
    Great views over the Lake and surrounding Bergen Art Museum and other buildings and the deep green mountains and the inclination to. Look here first to see bryggen, Bergen, like. It is a beautiful atmosphere and the city centre.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Very nice Park, full of greenery. great for a relaxing stroll or a nice picnic! There are also some musical instruments to play, great pastime for kids!
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  • August 4, 2017
    Park is in the town of big lake. Ikenaka, fountains and green and benches that are around, many people soak up the Sun and I had. This pond will look on a map and trees growing in the Northwest direction, would be part of the bottom of a U-shaped Valley from the arrangement of the surrounding terrain. It is a depression carved by glaciers.
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