Bergen is easily managed on foot with several interesting sites. If you plan to see a lot, buy a Bergen Card, which includes travel on buses and trams and admission to most attractions. It is best to check with your hotel concierge for the best way to reach any particular destination.
Dating to the 1270s, the tower was the residence of the last king to hold court in Bergen. It was then used as a dungeon. Guided tours are available.
You can’t miss the old wharf lined with colorful, slightly askew buildings. 62 historic structures remain, and it’s a joy meandering and popping into shops.
Gain an insight into the lives of German merchants from the Hanseatic League who lived and worked in Bergen from 1350 to 1750.
Head to the top of Mount Fløyen for magnificent views of Bergen and some easy hiking.
It was a Bergen physician who discovered the leprosy bacteria in 1873. Housed in the city’s oldest leprosy hospital, this is a sobering, yet fascinating museum.
Classical music fans will enjoy a visit to Troldhaugen, home to Grieg’s 1885 villa and composing cabin, a concert hall, and exhibition hall (griegmuseum.no/en).
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