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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  • It's worth a visit if you explore the Old Town. Beautiful view across the river on both sides. Nice to take pictures with. 
  • You can take pictures of Bakklandet, but also during the sunset, you can take photos of Gloshaughen campus, which might appear like Hogwart. 
  • Fell head over heels for the site when I was new in town and love it even more when I now get look at it every day from the Office. So nice when all the tourists flock to the summer!
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