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. A visit to Old Town Bridge represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Trondheim itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • After visiting the Nidaros Cathedral and a short walk along the river, you come to this pretty bridge with the small wooden gate. One has a wonderful view of the houses and comes after a few steps to the Bakklandat district with numerous pubs and cafes.
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  • I walked from the cruise port to the Old Town and the bridge. Very scenic on a freezing winter day but well worth the view.  more »
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  • Pretty old bridge 1 minute walk from the cathedral. Pedestrian only. On the 'residential ' side of the bridge are pretty streets with good cafes. Be sure to kiss your beloved on the bridge so as to cement your love for eternity, or so goes the myth!
  • Wonderful historic bridge with side lifting section with original pulleys and chains. In apparently very good condition but lifting section no longer operational. Well worth a detour to see it.
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