In the late Middle ages the Hanseatic League established the German Kontor in Bryggen (the waterfront), which became a thriving center of international trade. The characteristic parallel rows of buildings, with their seaward-facing gables represent a building tradition dating back almost 900 years. The old wooden buildings along the harbor front in Bergen were placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1979.
Situated next to the Fish Market.
If you are coming to Bergen, you have to learn at least two Norwegian words. These words are Bryggen and Vaagen. Bryggen is the name of the world famous waterfront in Bergen. If you ask someone for the waterfront, you’ll probably get a diffuse answer. If you ask for Bryggen, you’ll get a smile and the direction Vaagen is the local name for the harbor (port).
Brygge => wharf, quay
Open air attraction.
|Norwegian name:||Bryggen i Bergen.|
|Location:||Center of Bergen.|
|Distance to Fish Market:||60 meters.|
|Address:||Bryggen, next to the Fish Market|
|Telephone:||+47 55 55 20 00.|
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