Bergen Sights

The heart of Bergen is Torgallmenningen, the city's central square, which runs from Ole Bulls plass to Fisketorget on the harbor, facing Bryggen. From here, the rest of Bergen spreads up the sides of the seven mountains that surround it, with some sights concentrated near the university and others near a small lake called Lille Lungegårdsvann. Fløyen, the mountain to the east of the harbor, is

the most accessible for day-trippers. Before you begin your walking tour, you can take the funicular (cable car) up to the mountaintop for a particularly fabulous overview of the city.

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Troldhaugen, Fantoft, Lysøen, and Ulriken 3

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Bryggens Museum

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This museum contains archaeological finds from the Middle Ages. An exhibit on Bergen circa 1300 shows the town at the zenith of its importance...

Det Hanseatiske Museum

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One of the best-preserved buildings in Bergen, the Hanseatic Museum was the 16th-century office and home of an affluent German merchant.

Edvard Grieg Museum, Troldhaugen

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Built in 1885, Troldhaugen was the home of Norway's most famous composer, Edvard Grieg. He composed many of his best-known works in a...

Fantoft Stavkirke

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During the Middle Ages, when European cathedrals were built in stone, Norway used wood to create unique stave churches. These cultural...

Fisketorget

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The busy fish market is one of Bergen's most popular attractions. Turn-of-the-20th-century photographs of this pungent square show fishermen...

Fløibanen

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

A magnificent view of Bergen and its suburbs can be taken in from the top of Mt. Fløyen, the most accessible of the city's seven mountains.

Gamle Bergen

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This family-friendly open-air museum transports you to the 19th century, when Bergen bristled with wooden houses. Streets and narrow...

Grieghallen

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Home of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and stage for the annual Festspillene (International Festival), this music hall is a conspicuous...

Lepramuseet

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St. George's Hospital houses the Bergen Collection of the History of Medicine and its Leprosy Museum. St. George's was a hospital for...

Museet Lysøen

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From 1873 onward, Lysøen ("island of light") was the home of the Norwegian violin virtuoso Ole Bull (1810–80). His over-the-top mansion...

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