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Bryggen

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Spend some time at Bergen´s top attraction.

Bryggen is without a doubt Bergen’s top attraction, and considering how colourful it is you literally cannot miss it. Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1979, this 900-year-old wharf is Bergen’s oldest quarter. Its history goes back to Viking times, but it really flourished in the 14th to 16th centuries as a prominent trade hub in the Hanseatic League.

After a devastating fire in the 1700’s, Bryggen’s slim, colourful wood-plank buildings and narrow cob-blestone alleys have been carefully restored to their original medieval characteristics over the years. To see the city’s earliest remains, visit the Brygge Museum or take some time to look around the Han-seatiske Museum for a good overview of the medieval period in Bergen. Or simply explore the little nooks and crannies throughout the maze of old wooden walkways here.

When the weather is cooperating, this is a fabulous place to grab a seat outside at one of the bustling restaurant-pubs. There are also plenty of other little cafes, boutiques and shops nearby, along with the lively Fisketorget (fish market) that sells the catch of the day, fresh flowers and other artisanal goods.

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You could experience Bryggen through any one of these tours below.

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