Wandering around the narrow streets and passageways, popping in and out of some of the shops was enjoyable, especially when it was raining as it did for the majority of our four days visit! Torget Fish Market, on the harbour right by Bryggen, is also an enjoyable mooch giving the opportunity to see and taste fishy things.

Hanseatic Museum, Bryggens Musem and Rosenkrantz Tower

The Bryggens Museum is in a modern building situated over the earliest remains of Bryggen and has exhibits showing life in Medieval Bergen. The Hanseatic Museum brings to life the merchant trading and living conditions in the Medieval times in Bryggen. This is one of the of the oldest wooden buildings in Bryggen.

Rosenkrantz Tower, originally built in the 13th century on the edge of Bryggen, is a fortified tower and complex which is still used for functions.

Kode Museum

The Kode Museums [1-4] are great housing a huge range of exhibits covering a wide range of themes. The Leprosy Museum also sounded interesting and unique but we did not have time to visit it on this occasion.

Bergen Cathedral

The 12th Century Cathedral, originally known as St Olav’s Church, is a modest affair but is attractive and free to visit.

Floibannenn Funicular

The funicular to the top of Mt Floyen is good fun. At the top there are some lovely walks and great views. It is a great place to have a picnic, weather permitting, although it was raining when we visited. There was a cafe at the top [which was closed]. We also planned to go on the Ulriksbanen Cable Car to the top of Mt Ulriken but this was not running due to inclement weather.


Quite a few statues in Bergen- here are a few of my faves:

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