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Bakklandet

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Visit this charming old quarter where you’ll find the iconic row of old wooden houses in a kaleidoscope of colours – like something out of a themepark or folk museum.

This is the area of Trondheim you’re most likely to recognise from postcards and travel photos. On the east side of the city is Bakklandet, the charming old quarter where you’ll find the iconic row of old wooden houses in a kaleidoscope of colours – like something out of a themepark or folk museum. 

First inhabited in the 1600’s this old wharf area was originally a working class neighbourhood but now houses fashionable shops, bars, restaurants, guesthouses and cafes in buildings have been been lovingly restored after fire and years of decay.

From the city centre, the best approach to this colourful area of Trondheim is by walking over the Old City Bridge (Gamle Bybro), also known as the “Gate of Happiness” (Lykkens Portal). As part of this neighbourhood covers a hillside, Bakklandet also boasts the world’s first bicycle lift, called “Trampe”, to assist cyclists up the steep Brubakken hill.

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