Old Town Bridge, Trondheim

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Old Town Bridge links the city center with the colorful neighborhood of Bakklandet, filled with cozy cafes and exclusive boutiques. Although originally constructed in 1681, the current bridge reflects numerous alterations. The last adjustment included replacement of the wooden foundations with a solid concrete structure. Notice the ornamented red portals that allow the bridge to still be lifted. Urban legend says that a Norwegian composer and a member of the resistance movement Oskar Hoddø composed a waltz from this bridge one night in April 1940. The bridge was thus nicknamed the Gate of Happiness after the popular waltz. Plan your visit to Old Town Bridge and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Trondheim vacation builder.
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  • Bridge with character is curious because it stood to make way for the boats which were moored on the other side
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  • Old town bridge is in itself a great motive, but especially in the context of the view from the bridge or as a part of a hiking on bakklandet and to Nidaros Cathedral (or the other way around) I would recommend the bridge.
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  • Old town is a very beautiful place, and old town's bridge is a very nice place to visit especially when you have a chance to make a wish which will come true when you will pass by the gates of a bridg...  more »