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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  • The old town bridge known locally a Gamle Bybroen (direct translation to English) was commissioned and built between 1681 - 85 as part of Johan Casper de Cicignon (a nobleman from Luxemburg who was se...  more »
  • The old bridge is nice but does not deserve a detour to see. On the other hand, colorful houses, around on the docks, are very pretty.
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  • The best place from where i see the best views of my life, especially in the morning during the sunrise.  more »