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Top Three Reasons to Visit Bergen, the City of Unparalleled Scandinavian Views

Top Three Reasons to Visit Bergen, the City of Unparalleled Scandinavian Views

This picturesque southwestern, Norwegian city is surrounded by mountains and fjords, including the country's longest and deepest fjords, the Sognefjord. Bergen is home to many colorful houses that line the old wharf that was once a center of the Hanseatic League's trading empire. This is definitely a city for adventures and mountain lovers as it's filled with hiking trails that offer sweeping views once you get to the top. Check out the Bergen Travel Guide and Offline Map and get ready for your next adventure.

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1.     Bryggen

Bryggen is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings that line the eastern side of the Vågen harbor. In 1979, Bryggen was established as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. The Bryggen itself is more than just the colorful buildings lining its wharf, in 1070 the city of Bergen was established in the Bryggen and in 1350 a Kontor of the Hanseatic League was established there. Today, it houses museums, shops, restaurants, and pubs.

2.      KODE

KODE showcases one of the largest art and design collections in the entire Scandinavia region. The museum itself consists of four buildings, each holding its own focus. KODE 1 houses a national silver collection and the renowned Singer art collection; KODE 2 is for contemporary exhibitions; KODE 3 majors in Edvard Munch; and KODE 4 focuses on modern art. The four buildings stand on the edge of Lille Lungegård lake and also house the fabulous Lysverket restaurant and a lovely cafe, Smakverket.

3.     Fløyen Mountain

It isn't a surprise why Fløyen is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. The outstanding view of the city from atop the mountain is unbeatable. At 399 meters above sea level, it looks over the Bergen city center. It has a funicular system that transports passengers from the center of Bergen to a height of 320 meters in roughly 8 minutes and the highest point (425 meters) on Fløyfjellet is approximately 1 kilometer to the northeast.

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