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The city of Bergen, as seen through a window in the old warehouse which now contains the Hanseatic Museum. Bergen was a major source of dried cod and fish-oil. The German traders established a large enclave in the city, The Bryggen (waterfront); they maintained their office there for nearly 400 years, from the 1360s to 1754.


The Bryggen's distinctive wooden buildings have been declared a World Heritage Site.

Below, a gilded deerhead graces one of the storefronts.


Above & Below: In the alleyways of the Bryggen

The Schottstuen, the Hanseatic Assembly Hall



Above: The Rosenkrantz Tower

Left: The slate roof atop the Rosenkrantz Tower

Below: Looking toward the town centre from the Tower



On the outskirts of Bergan, in a quiet woods near the University, stands the Fanthof Stave Church.

The church was originally built in the village of Søgen, and moved to Bergen during the 19th century. In 1992, the church was torched by an arsonist with a vendetta against religion. In 1997, an exact replica was constructed on the site, and it is this replica which we see today.




A closer look at the dragon-buttresses of the stave-church.



This is the view from Troldhaugen, the summer cottage of composer, Edvard Grieg, several kilometres southeast of Bergen.


Edvard Grieg's composing cabin, at Troldhaugen


On right, the same, seen from the entrance to the modern concert hall.






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