"The city where I studied" Trondheim by jonkb

Trondheim Travel Guide: 355 reviews and 1,036 photos

I studied in Trondheim from 1994 to 1999 at the <a href="www.ntnu.no">Norwegian University for Science and Technology</A>, so I've got to know the city quite well.

It is one of the major cities in Norway, and always arguing with Bergen over which city is the best. I guess it all boils down to what you like: Rain or just periods of it.

Some History

The city was founded in 997 by Olav Trygvason. You can see his statue in the town square.

At his feet is a head. That is the head of Kvark the trell (the slave) who helped Olav find his rival Ladejarl. Olav had promissed a reward to whomever helped him find the rival, but Kvark also was the slave of that rival so instead of a reward, he was beheaded. The moral being that the master should be able to trust his slave.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lot of history
  • Cons:You have to know where to look
  • In a nutshell:City with a lot of history, but still modern
  • Intro Updated Apr 12, 2007
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