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[Europe Travel] Norway: Bergen

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Bergen is one of Norway’s major cities. Bergen has become a popular spot because it became a model for the movie “Frozen”. A city that has prospered as a port city since the Middle Ages, the “Bryggen district” has been registered as a World Heritage Site. Since it was the capital of Norway from 1217 to 1299, it is also the central city of Norway. Bergen was also a member of the Hanseatic League in the 13th century

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Location

Bergen is a city located in the western part of Norway.

History

Bergen was built in 1070. From the latter half of the 13th century it became the city of the Hanseatic League and in the 14th century it became the center of Norwegian trade. The town of Bergen has a history of being burned by large fires many times, but each time it continued to recover. During World War II, it was invaded by the German army. The German army landed and occupied the city, but it has since been reconstructed and continues to this day.

Climate

Bergen belongs to the oceanic climate. Temperatures range from -1 ° C to 20 ° C throughout the year.

Language

The official language is Norwegian. Others are used by Sami people.

Security

Norway is generally safe. You can travel with peace of mind, but sometimes misdemeanors occur. Please be careful about scratches and deductions.

industry

Bergen is known as a port city. Bergen has many Norwegian Navy bases and a thriving munitions industry. In addition, the tourism industry has become very active and is a valuable source of income for Bergen.

religion

Norwegian church members make up about 80%. Others are Muslims.

currency

Norwegian krone is used.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Bryggen

The Bryggen district was registered as a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site in 1979 as a representative of medieval Norwegian architecture. A port town with a good old-fashioned atmosphere that has developed as the center of Bergen.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Fisketorget

Bergen’s famous fish market. The port city of Bergen is also a place where you can find fresh fish and shellfish. Citizens gather every day with fish and shellfish, fresh food, flowers and daily necessities.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Det Hanseatiske Museum

The Hanseatic Museum is one of the oldest buildings in Bergen and recreates the Hanseatic merchant’s office and residence. It’s a place that reminds me of the Hanseatic era.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Floibanen Funicular

Mount Floyen and the cable car are spectacular spots in Bergen. From the mountains you can overlook the city of Bergen.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen 

The mansion where the great composer Edvard Grieg spent 22 years with his wife Nina until his death at the age of 64. Concerts are also held in the concert hall of the annex in the summer.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Mount Ulriken

Uluriken is a 643m mountain. At the top, you can enjoy spectacular views of the city, fjords, massifs and the sea, making it a popular photo spot.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Hardangerfjord

Norway’s second largest fjord. You can enjoy the idyllic scenery of mountains and orchards.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Stoltzekleiven

A trail course leading to the summit of Sondvix Fiere. It is dangerous in winter because the road surface is frozen. From the top, you can enjoy a wonderful view.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Voringfossen

There is a waterfall with a head of 182 meters near the Hardangerfjord. The view is spectacular and makes you feel refreshed just by looking at it.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Bergen Aquarium

Bergen aquarium. You can see the popular sea lions, seals and penguins in this aquarium.

Sightseeing spot 11 : Christmas Market 

It is a Christmas festival for a limited time. You can enjoy Christmas with Norwegian wine and traditional food.

Sightseeing spot 12 : Pepperkakebyen 

At Christmas time, the gingerbread houses created by the people of Bergen gather.

Hotel

Bergen has plenty of accommodation. The nearest airport is Bergen Airport. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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