Attractions in Bergen
There are hardly more beautiful “big cities” in Norway than Bergen. Top hikes overlooking Bergen city are perhaps the biggest attraction. But Bergen has a number of other attractions and sights as well.
- See DigoPaul for dictionary definitions of Bergen, Norway. Includes geographical map and city sightseeing photos.
The jetty, also known as the German jetty and Hansabryggen, comprises the old Hanseatic wooden building in central Bergen. It consists of 61 listed buildings and is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Fantoft Stave Church is a stave church in Fana district in Bergen. It is a reconstruction of the church that burned down in 1992. The church was originally built around the year 1150 and stood in Fortun in Sogn.
St. Mary ‘s Church is a long church dating from 1180. The church is the oldest preserved building in Bergen. It lies behind the northernmost part of Bryggen which burned to the ground in 1955. The church was known for a long time by the name of the German Church.
Fredriksberg fort is at Nordnes’ highest point. On the west side there is a steep side down to the sea. Here is a good view of Bergen city center and towards Laksevåg.
The Bergen aquarium is located at Nordnes, and when it opened on 27 August 1960 Northern Europe’s largest and most modern aquarium. There are more than 60 aquariums and three outdoor ponds with seals, penguins and carp fish. In recent years, the Aquarium in Bergen has been expanded with a tropical section of terraces where you will find Cuban crocodiles, snakes, turtles and other exotic animals.
The funicular is Scandinavia’s only pedestrian cable car for passenger transport. The course is one of Bergen’s most visited and major tourist attractions and in 2006 had 1 131 707 boardings. Construction work started in 1914 and the Fløibanen was also used with regular passenger traffic on January 15, 1918.
The Norwegian Fisheries Museum at Bontelabo in Bergen is a special museum on the utilization of fishery resources in the sea. The exhibition shows a cross-section of the Norwegian fishing industry over time and touches on the fisheries’ natural basis, the management of resources, the development of the fishing fleet, boat engines and fishing gear, fishing and catching of, among other things. herring, cod, salmon, whales and seals and new aquaculture.
Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen was founded as Troldhaugen – Edvard and Nina Grieg’s home in 1928. Troldhaugen is located at Troldhaugveien 65 on Hop in Fana district.
The building is beautifully located on a hill by the Nordåsvannet. The Grieg Museum includes Grieg’s villa Troldhaugen from 1885, Composist Cabin, Edvard and Nina Grieg’s burial site, chamber music room Troldsalen from 1985, and a museum building from 1995. The
Rosenkrantz Tower is named after Erik Ottesen Rosenkrantz, who was the lord of Bergenhus in the years 1559-68. With its strategic location in the south wing, the tower has been a cornerstone of the castle system at Bergenhus fortress.
Hanseatic Museum is located in Finnegaarden 1 A and tells about the Hanseatic era.