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Known as a Tyskbryggen, Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf is series of Hanseatic commercial building stand together in the east side of Vågen harbor. Since 1979, Bryggen became one of world's heritages by UNECSO. Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf becomes the center of commercial activities in Bergen. Around 1350 a Kontor of the Hanseatic League was recognized there. Bryggen also has museum, stores, restaurants and pub. Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf was the first building in Bergen located in Bryggen. This commercial building is in the important and crowded area for many centuries. Bryggen has been destroyed by fires in 1702 and makes the city filled with ashes. However, it was built again in 12th century without change the basic shape of Bryggen.
Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf Tours
If you want to explore Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, you have to start from Bryggen Museum. This museum is the starting point to get around explores this commercial building. Bryggen Museum saves the archeological which is found in 1955 until 1972. You can learn the history behind this city and see the visual presentation. You can ask for brochure to see all the attraction in Bryggen. There is also a visitor center in Bryggestredet which is located in the middle of Bryggen. Your walking will be led by the experience guide.
Many people realize the important of preserving a tradition in one place. In Bergen, you can see the act of preserving tradition. When you are walking through a little path in Bryggen, you will find many kinds of handicrafts and little studios. The studio is made to create jewelry or traditional wool clothes. Situated in the middle of Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, you can find people who like the contemporary twist in creativity and art.
If you like to know more about this unique city, you have to visit Hanseatic Museum dan Schøtstuene. In these places you can learn more about the trading in the middle age between Germany and the north Norway through the wharf of Bryggen. At that time, dried and salted fish export is the important activity. It was known as klippfisk. The exhibition also provides an understanding about the ship's condition and the stories of the crew who traveled on the ship.
How to Get Tickets?
There is no entry charge in Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf. However, since the starting point to see the whole area is the museum, you have to pay tickets for getting into the Bryggen Museum. Tickets can be purchased only at the entrance of Museum.
How To Get Around?
Getting around Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf is easy. You can take a fun walk while enjoying the surrounding view or use boat to see the Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf from water.
What Should I Wear?
You can wear clothes depend on the weather condition when you are visiting Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf. In summer you can wear: denim, t-shirt, trousers, cool clothes with comfortable footwear or flip-flop. Sunglasses and sunscreen are important things to bring in summer. While in winter: long coat, sweater, jacket with boots can be the good option. Do not forget to bring gloves, wooly hat and scarf to make your look fashionable in winter. Also to keep you warm since you will be in the port area.
Best Time to Visit
July and August have high temperature 14.3 ° C (57.7 ° F) and 14.1 ° C (57.4 ° F). May is the month with the least precipitation. In May, there are many events hosted in Bergen, it can the best time to visit. However, June, July and August are also the best summer month to visit Bergen. In early June, there is Hanseatic Days Celebration in Bryggen. Make sure you the schedule of this events by visiting the official website of Bryggen or the government's website.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy and everything can be found in this site. Moreover, Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf is near to the city of Bergen and it is only 12 km from the airport. You can explore this place by your own.
How To Get There?
If you are planning to visit Bergen by using airplane; you can use bus, taxi or the City Light Trail from Bergen Airport Flesland If you are in the city center, you can take a stroll from Fish Market since it is in the middle of the city. From the other city, Bryggen can be accessed by bus, train, car and taxi.
If you tickets at the Bryggen Museum with full prices, you will got 50% discount for all the admission charge to the other museum all year round.