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Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf

Bergen, Norway
+47 479 79 577
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A must see in Bergen!

This is Bergen! If you do nothing else in Bergen, you must take a walk along this historic wharf... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jen N
Understand fishing industry days

well maintained street and great historic buildings. Can also have a coffee in the ally to feel... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed yesterday

This is Bergen! If you do nothing else in Bergen, you must take a walk along this historic wharf and explore its side alleys. Things slow down in the winter, but there are still shops and restaurants open to visit, and if you plan right,...More

Thank Jen N
Reviewed 2 days ago

well maintained street and great historic buildings. Can also have a coffee in the ally to feel what happened in the past. Also great location to buy souvenirs.

1  Thank BobBobGolden
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

History abounds in Bryggen...this was the base for the Hanseatic traders who operated throughout Northern Europe. The buildings are amazing and do not miss the museum.

1  Thank harvardtraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wharf is just lovely--historic buildings, wonderful shops, restaurants and cafes. You'll feel like a character in "Frozen," and yes, the wharf front was used as the model for the town in that movie.

1  Thank Deb A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have a look at the first houses ever to exist in Bergen, take in the architecture as well as the colours. A sight to behold!

Thank Aloysius L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loaded the Maritime Byvandring app on my phone which helped us identify and learn about many things/buildings in this area. There are many tourist and sweater shops, but explore down some of the side alleys to find crafters/leatherworks and more. Enjoyable to see the...More

1  Thank ddillinger
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have only one place to visit to Bergen, choose Bryggen!!! This is the heart of the city, the historic district recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Bergen was one of the ancient capital cities of Norway and you'll immediately feel it...More

1  Thank Achakos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved meandering through the recreated Hanseatic Wharf. It was interesting to see how close the buildings were and how easily catastrophic the fires would have been to Bergen during the Middle Ages. A negative was that the vast majority of the stores were modern...More

1  Thank dcw65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wharf area was attractive and colorful. The old Hanseatic buildings are now shops, restaurants, cafes, and artist workshops.

1  Thank VAChuck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the old part of town. You go passed it walking along the waterfront. It is filled with shops in old, multi-colored, wooden buildings. Walk down the alleys. They are boardwalks with more shops along them. It is a picturesque area and it is...More

1  Thank okiesooner09
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12 November 2017|
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Response from skynet45 | Reviewed this property |
The train ride from Oslo to Bergen is spectacular. We did it as part our our Norway tour earlier this year. The line starts at sea level in Oslo and goes straight over the top of the coastal mountain range well above the... More
7 September 2017|
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Response from barbarabutler2015 | Reviewed this property |
That's really interesting, tracing your ancestry. There is a ship service for the Norwegian coast called Hurtegrutigan (I'm not sure if I've spelt that right). It's a good way to explore Norway and might serve the... More
6 June 2017|
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Response from jaylowe | Reviewed this property |
You can google "Norway in a nutshell" and have someone putting together a combo for you. But it's totally doable on your own. Just buy the train ticket from Oslo to Flam on NSB website, and the Naeroyfjord cruise from Flam... More