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Bryggen, Bergen

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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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  • It is a wooden building rather than a tourist spot. The old age is transmitted in a slightly distorted place. It's been years, so it's all right.
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  • Not bad, but the houses are now occupied by hotels or other shops. Maybe it's more lively in the summer? Well, it's pretty, and there's a lot of history behind these facades.
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  • Perfect for tourists, very climatic. Many places to buy gifts and souvenirs. Lot's of artists. During holidays Bryggen is crowdy. I recommend to take some change to throw it into fountain. This way they collect money for conservation of the place.
  • Very pretty neighborhood of beautiful painted wooden houses and larger brick and mortar buildings, all historic. One of the most beautiful places in Bergen.
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