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Bergen City Guide - Things to See
Bryggen: This row of timbered houses along the waterfront, is what remains of medieval Bergen. The Hanseatic Museum in this area is one of the best-preserved wooden buildings. Daily 10-4.

Old Bergen: A collection of old houses from the 18-19th centuries. The area is complete with streets and open squares. Located at Elsero and Sandviken. Guided tours are available. Daily 11AM-10PM.

St. Mary's Church (Mariakirken): The oldest building in Bergen - from the mid 12th century. It's a Romanesque Church and is considered the most beautiful in Norway. Mon-Fri 11-4.

Haakonshallen: This is a Royal Ceremonial Hall from 1261. Daily 10-4.

Rosenkrantz Tower was once a fortified royal residence. Dates from 1560.

Fantoft Stave Church was originally built in 1150 with construction resembling a Viking Ship. It burned in 1992 and was rebuilt like the original.

Fish market: There's a world of fish, flowers, fruit, vegetables and souvenirs here. A great opportunity for photographers. Daily 8-4.

Statsraad Lehmkuhl is a sailing ship built in 1914 - the pride of Bergen.

Funicular to Floien: Floien is the most famous of Bergen's seven hills. The station is a short walk from the fish market. View from top is excellent.

Cable car to Mout Ulriken: For a fantastic view of Bergen, the sea, and the islands. Take the bus from Tourist Information Office.

Troldhaugen was the summer villa of composer Edvard Grieg. The style is Victorian. The rooms contain the original furnishings. 11-2, 3-6. A must!

Damsgard Manor a manor farm built in 1770. Today it's a museum and the gardens look exactly as they did 200 years ago.

Lysoen is violinist Ole Bull's summer villa. Built in 1873. Mon-Sat 12-4.

Horda Museum is a folk museum for fishing, arts, and crafts. 12-3 except Mon/Sat.

Norwegian Museum of Fisheries is a cultural museum. M-F 10-4 S/S 12-4

Rasmus Mey Collection ... Norwegian artists, especially Munch. 11-4.

Stenersen's Collection: Munch, Picasso, Klee. Daily 11-4 Sun 12-3.
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