"Bergen - The city of rain" Bergen by jonkb

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I lived in Bergen a few years ago, working at Haukeland University Hospital

Some dry facts

Bergen is Norways second largest city measured in population and square kilometers, only passed by the capital Oslo. I

t's the perfect staringpoint for a visit to the fjojrds. Thats why it calls itself the gateway to the fjords.

History

The town hasn't always been called Bergen. It's also known as Bjørgvin.

It was the capitol of Norway, as well as the natural place for a viking to set sail into the northern atlantic. It was the northernmost hanseatic town (wich you can see at "Bryggen").

The town has been on fire several times.

Pros and Cons
  • Cons:Rain, deffinetly the Rain
  • In a nutshell:Wedged in among seven mountains, but by the sea
  • Intro Updated Apr 12, 2007
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  • SORHUS's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2010 at 4:28 AM

    happy belated birthday :-) hope u had a great day

  • MATIM's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2005 at 12:18 AM

    We'll be there in July, thanks for the info!

  • munki's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2005 at 4:18 AM

    Thanks Jon for your recent information at the Norway forum. You have a great site of Bergen with nice photos and useful tips.

  • JuraidahJ's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2005 at 5:12 PM

    Thank you for walking me thru my happy days in Norway. We stayed just 5 minutes walk from the Nygaardsparken park. We'll always look for the red church when we're lost!! ; )

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2004 at 1:56 AM

    Very Nice Page. Thanks. (~_~)

  • truus_s's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2003 at 4:47 AM

    We where also in Bergen Great place..the weather was good ..and we see the Queen in Bergen..you also??

  • Narviking's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2003 at 1:49 AM

    Tør nesten ikke innrømme det men jeg har aldri vært i Bergen....

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2002 at 7:56 AM

    excellent sugestions and advices: Nygaardsparken, fish market and funicular to up to the 'Fløyen' especially, I suppose :-)

  • Porteplume's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2002 at 2:38 AM

    We`ve visited Bergen last June, you had great tips... ;-)

  • floss1's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2002 at 1:58 AM

    excellent!!!!! very good

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