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Bryggen, Bergen

4.6
Explore the shops, galleries, pubs, restaurants, and museums dispersed within the medieval wooden buildings of Bryggen, designated a World Heritage Site in 1979. The site dates back to before 1070, and developed into an important Norwegian trading center with an office of the Hanseatic League opened here in 1360. Today the town is one of the most visited attractions in Norway. Wander the ancient alleys, sit and people-watch along the waterfront, and admire the Nordic houses. Stop by the Hanseatic trade building built in 1702, the Maria Church, the Bryggen Museum, the Hanseatic Museum, or Schotstuene assembly rooms on your way around town. Make Bryggen a part of your Bergen vacation plans using our Bergen day trip website.
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  • Sensory overload - visual, auditory (the place creaks and groans), smell (harbour side aromas) , tactile (touching 700 year old beams) and taste (great coffee shops). The place oozes history being...  more »
  • We enjoyed walking around and visiting shops in this area, and especially the old architecture! A few shops were open in this off season, and we were able to find a couple treasures and an original...  more »
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  • If you visit Bergen don't forget to visit Bryggen! It's a historic place near the port, full of wooden colorful shops. It's not only the front but also the back place that is beautiful. Walk through the shops and you will feel like being in another era.
  • Very beautiful! Friendly and kind people! Magnificent history. It’s also the place Frozen was based on!
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