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Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf

Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf

Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings located in the eastern part of the Vagen Harbor. Popular with the name Tyskebryggen, it wears the crown of UNESCO World Heritage Site. It houses the oldest and tallest structures of Bergen, St. Mary's Church. Once these buildings were the centre of commercial activities of Hanseatic merchants in Norway, but today it homes several museums, pubs, shops and restaurants.

Bergenhus Fortress

Bergenhus Fortress

Located at the entrance of Bergen Harbour, the Bergenhus Fortress is the oldest castle of Norway. It features two buildings in the fort, Haakon's Hall and Rosenkrantz Tower. Constructed in the thirteenth century, Haakon's Hall is the largest secular medieval building that exists in Norway. The Bergenhus fortress opens at 6:00 am and closes at 11:00 pm.

Hanseatic Museum

Hanseatic Museum

Situated in the heart of the Bergen, the Hanseatic Museum and Schotstuene are the conserved wooden buildings. They feature the furnishing style, shows and the lifestyle of the Hanseatic merchants of the eighteenth century. It opens only on Sundays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. It remains closed for the entire week.

Ulriken

Ulriken

With the altitude of six hundred and forty-three meters above the sea level, Ulriken is the highest mountain out of the seven which surround the beautiful city 'Bergen.' It features a television tower, free telescopes and a restaurant on its top. The main attraction of Ulriken is its aerial tramway, 'Ulriksanen,' which brings the excursionists to the top. It is three kilometres away from Bergen. Take the bus of line 12 from the city centre and get off at Montana. A short walk will lead you to Ulriken. The astonishing surroundings of the mountains have been featured in the famous music video, 'Alone' by Alan Walker.

Bergen Aquarium

Bergen Aquarium

Located on the Nordnes peninsula, the Bergen Aquarium is the most fascinating attraction for tourists to explore. Opened in the year 1960, it was the most significant and highly modernised aqua zoo of its era. It exhibits excellent sights of coral reefs, with aquatic species, reptiles, mammals, birds, and replicas of a dinosaur of the Tropical Rain Forest. Bergen Aquarium features sixty tanks of marine invertebrates and fishes along with three outer ponds housing cyprinids, penguins, seals, and other tropical species. You can visit the Bergen Aquarium from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on all the days. It remains closed on May 17, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve.

Travelling to Bergen, Norway

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Bergen is a beguiling city surrounded by seven fjords and seven hills, During the early Middle Era, the city was the Capital of Norway and a significant seaport along with a member of the Hanseatic League. The fascinating heritage still provides an astonishing glimpse in the beautifully preserved wooden houses of Bryggen and is now designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The sparkling nightlife is the identity of this bustling city. Bright dwellings creep up the hillsides, a cluster of excellent art and historical museums and flitting ferries offer a welcome detour.

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Bergen Travel Tips & Guide

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How To Get Around?

It is easy to get around through public transits in Bergen. Buses, subways, taxis, cabs, and light rail will be available on every destination spot. The Light Rails are much economical than taxis and cabs. If you want to have a quick and comfortable trip, then prefer to travel in metros and subways. You can also hire self-driven vehicles for a leisure tour. Rental cars are readily available in Bergen. Usually, tourists prefer to opt for these. However, nearby attractions are best to explore on foot.

What Should I Wear?

Being a western city, Bergen means you won't need to wear formals for the excursion. Take the apparels of high comfort that are stylish at the same time. For women, elegant, bright colour top with pants and capris will look fabulous. Men can wear jeans and trousers paired with polo t-shirts and collared shirts. Closed toe shoes, sneakers, and sandals are good for footwear. Moreover, you can include sunglasses, scarf, a floppy hat, and a sling bag for carrying essentials. If you are planning to visit Bergen during winters, remember to pack plenty of warm clothes and thermals in your luggage. Dark colour overcoats look fabulous with light shaded bottoms. You can also wear boots with them as it will add glamour to your look.

Bergen Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

May is usually considered the best month to visit Bergen. June to August can be kept as a second preference. However, April through October features warm weather to explore the city at its best. The appealing surroundings and moderate temperature of these months bring this music city to life. You can also visit it in December as it allows the tantalising glimpse of Bergen with fascinating Christmas decorations.

Currency

Norwegian Krone.

Will I Need a Guide?

No. This website provides enough information that you will require for this tour. It is the best guide.

How To Get There?

Easily accessible for everyone, the town offers several means of transportation. You can directly fly to Bergen International Airport Flesland. Located at a distance of nineteen kilometres towards the south, it is a hub of several global airlines. It also serves widely expanded railway lines that run from Oslo. You can also travel by bus if you are coming in from nearby domestic cities. The central bus station of Bergen is at a distance of five minutes from the city centre. Passenger and car ferries run from and to Hirtshals and Denmark for the travellers who want to enjoy the scenic beauty of the sea.

Additional Info

Bergen is a fantastic tourist destination. Carry a water bottle throughout the excursion. Plan your tour according to the scheduled events. While paying the bill in a restaurant, do not tip. Beware of pickpockets and take care of your valuables and belongings. Carry sanitisers, tissues, and personal care products with you. Prefer to have less money, make payments through online modes but be careful.