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The main part of this museum is situated in Finnegården, one of the wooden buildings which preserved in Bryggen. Hanseatic Museum includes the Hanseatic League in Bergen. In 1360, the German Guild of merchant had created an office in Bryggen. This site consisted of the assembly of hall for the Hanseatic merchant during the following four centuries. Fire was not allowed inside the buildings of Bryggen, therefore, all cooking activities took place in Schøtstuene, where the museum is also responsible.All stuffs that featured in Hanseatic Museum are original and collected from Bryggen or the surrounding area.
Hanseatic Museum Tours
The Hanseatic Museum provides an excellent way to learn and to understand the economic and trading base that supported the location, establishment and role of Bergen as part of the Hanseatic network. This is the best thing to do.
Norway is neat. In Norway, people can be trusted to act like adults. That is one of the reasons why the Hanseatic Museum is so neat - you're walking through a time capsule from the Hanseatic resolution of Bergen, that captures the sights, feel, and smells of the era of trade. Walking through the imbalanced floors, rooms and chambers you will see exactly how people lived, traded, and worked during this interesting period in Bergen.
The building which houses the Hanseatic Museum was built after a large fire in 1702 which destroyed almost the entire town. The building is the only one building in the area in which the old interiors from 18th and 19th century have been well-preserved. The Hanseatic traders had both their living rooms and their storage rooms in the same house. The storage rooms now have exhibitions on various subjects related to the history and architecture of Bryggen.
How to Get Tickets?
There is no entry ticket to Hanseatic Museum, but Tickets for all public transportations can be purchased at the Bergen Tourist Information.
How To Get Around?
Getting around Hanseatic Museum is easy. You can take a fun walk while enjoying the surrounding view or use boat to see the Hanseatic Museum from water. You can visit Fish Market by walking from the Hanseatic Museum since it is only 25 meters away. This is one of the best things to do to save your budget.
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: skirt, t-shirt, trousers, cool clothes with comfortable sneakers 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 are going to visit 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, Hanseatic Museum is in 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, Hanseatic Museum can be accessed by bus, train, car and taxi. Do not forget to utilize the museum bus free shuttle service to save your budget. If you are planning to use train, you can take the train from Oslo to Bergen.During your travel using Bergen Railway between Oslo and Bergen, you will discover some of the most beautiful landscapes in Norway.The Bergen Railway from Oslo to Bergen is Northern Europe's highest railway. The journey includes some of the most beautiful landscapes in Norway.
Since the museum will have a restoration, it is closed from October 2018 to April 2019.