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Sightseeing and landmarks in Bergen

Art museums

Museum
“Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) is considered the greatest of the Norwegian composers. Troldhaugen is the former home of Grieg and his wife Nina Grieg. In high season there is often a lunch concert. ”
  • 77 locals recommend

History museums

History Museum
“Do not miss out on Gamle Bergen when you are in Bergen. It is an outdoor museum with 60-70 wooden houses that takes you back 300 years in time. It is even free of charge. Walk there in 20 minutes or take any bus from Skutevikstorget going north and go off at Gamle Bergen. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Fortress beginning as King Øystein’s estate on Holmen, which then was made into a fortress and became the residency of the feudal overlord in 1514, and the further development until the present Bergenhus Fortress. The main emphasis is on King Håkon’s estate, the wars with Sweden over control in Scandinavia, Eske Bille and the building of Bergenhus Fortress. The exhibition also shows: * The battle in Bergen harbour in 1665 and the action near Alvøen in 1808. * The IR9 effort in 1940. * The explosion at Festningskaien in 1944 and the rebuilding of Håkon’s Hall and the Rosenkrantz tower. The exhibition was earlier on display in the Rosenkrantz tower and was reopened on 24 October 2007.”
  • 37 locals recommend
History Museum
“Feed the birds and visit the original wooden Bergen houses. A relaxed vibe, and you can go for a swim in the fjord. ”
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
“In the 1800's Bergen was Europe’s biggest wooden city, a distinctive city environment with closely spaced wooden buildings, busy streets, markets and alleys. At old Bergen open air Museum you can experience some of this atmosphere, with houses from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. What did it look like? What did people talk about? In beautiful natural surroundings you can meet both masters and servants from the past. You can peek in windows, open doors, and walk into exhibitions and historical interiors. The museum’s role players help to bring the site to life and provide answers to some of the questions on how life could have been lived in Bergen one or two hundred years ago. ”
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
Historic Site
  • 1 local recommends

Scenic lookouts

Historic Site
“We love this local hidden treasure, on top of a fortress. Great views. Beware; it is not child friendly as it has severe drops on all sides. But bring your picnic here, and relax in the grass.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Nice hikingtrip to one of the most popular mountains on Os. Make sure you have good shoes.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Historic sites

Neighborhood
“If you wanna pick-up a souvenir or two before your departure or wanna take a look at some of Bergens oldest houses near the pier.”
  • 142 locals recommend
Museum
“Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) is considered the greatest of the Norwegian composers. Troldhaugen is the former home of Grieg and his wife Nina Grieg. In high season there is often a lunch concert. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“By far the most iconic sight in Bergen is the colorful facade of Bryggen, the old Hanseatic Wharf first established in the 14th century. As Bryggen was rebuilt after a fire in 1702, the picturesque wooden structures have become recognized as a vital part of Bergen’s cultural heritage, and also the world’s, as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Wharf houses a small museum, shops, restaurants, and cafés.”
  • 64 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Fortress beginning as King Øystein’s estate on Holmen, which then was made into a fortress and became the residency of the feudal overlord in 1514, and the further development until the present Bergenhus Fortress. The main emphasis is on King Håkon’s estate, the wars with Sweden over control in Scandinavia, Eske Bille and the building of Bergenhus Fortress. The exhibition also shows: * The battle in Bergen harbour in 1665 and the action near Alvøen in 1808. * The IR9 effort in 1940. * The explosion at Festningskaien in 1944 and the rebuilding of Håkon’s Hall and the Rosenkrantz tower. The exhibition was earlier on display in the Rosenkrantz tower and was reopened on 24 October 2007.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Historic Site
“We love this local hidden treasure, on top of a fortress. Great views. Beware; it is not child friendly as it has severe drops on all sides. But bring your picnic here, and relax in the grass.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The monastery was founded in 1146 by monks from Fountains Abbey in England and was in operation until 1536 .”
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
Historic Site
  • 1 local recommends

Libraries

Library
“The Bergen House of Literature hosts regular public events with a focus on the written and spoken word, such as readings, book launches, debates and much else. It also has a really good cafe and restaurant, the Colonialen. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Light Rail Station
“ The public library in Bergen. Recently a new coffeshop opened inside as well.”
  • 6 locals recommend