Bergen city is located in Hordaland on the west coast of Norway. Bergen is the second largest city in Norway. The city is surrounded by mountains named as Seven Mountains and is the administrative center of Hordaland.
The city is the center for aquaculture, shipping, offshore petroleum industry and subsea technology and also a national center for higher education, tourism and finance.
Bergen is famous for its history and tradition. It’s an international city which has managed to still preserve its charm and atmosphere and offers thrilling combination of nature, culture and city life.
Attractions in Bergen
- Bryggen – The Hanseatic wharf: The oldwharf of Bergen is the important part of the Hanseatic League. Today Bryggen is also known as a living district and is one of the famous and very popular tourist destinations. The tourist can find many restaurants, artist studios, craftsmen’s workshops, small boutiques and small offices as well. The wooden architecture is very attractive to look at. One can shop for hand –made gifts. The Unicorn serves finest Bergen’s seafood which is worth tasting once. The Hanseatic Museum illuminates the life in 18th century merchant and the Museum is located in one of the old Hansa buildings.
- The Royal Residence: The Royal Residence and the banqueting hall, Hakon’s Hall is amazing to look at. The Hakon’s Hall was built by King Hakon Hakonsson. The construction of the hall was started in 1247 and got completed in 1261. The Rosenkrantz Tower is another very beautiful spot to visit.
- Art Museums: Art Museums have very remarkable art collections and also have many galleries which face towards the central Lake LilleLungegardsvann. The Galleries exhibit numerous international paintings and art treasures as well starting from classical to contemporary. The Bergen Art Museum has a unique collection of Edvard Munich’s paintings. The Bergen Contemporary Art Centre and West Norway Museum of Decorative Art are very interesting to look at.
- The Edvard Grieg Museum: TheMuseum is home of most famous composer, Edvard Grieg. Greig lived here for most of his life that is for 22 years. Here his wife Nina was also buried in a cliff-hewn tomb. The house has now been turned into a museum which is filled with mementos of the composer’s life. In 1985, Troldsalen was opened. This is a concert hall which has the seating capacity of 200 people. A cafeteria and a multimedia room were opened in 1995.
When to visit Bergen?
This is a big question for the travelers who are visiting Norway for the first time. The most apt time to visit Bergen is early summers between June and July that is during early summers.
Originally posted 2013-01-19 02:05:32.