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University Town with a Rich Medieval Past

Enroute from Bodø to Oslo by train, I made a pit stop for the ancient capital of Norway. Glad I did, this bustling university town has a rich past with obvious reminders everywhere! I enjoyed exploring the place by foot and slowly uncovering the rich past , bit by bit. The highlights of my walking tour were :

1)The colourful warehouses in Bryggen in Old Trondheim ( see photo above ).
Honestly, I preferred the Bryggen over here compared to the popular one in Bergen. Click open my pages to see why.

2)Nidaros Domkirke (Cathedral)

This amazing gothic structure is Trondheim's most dominant landmark and Scandinavia's largest medieval building. Did I also mention that it is also the most popular pilgrimage site in Scandinavia? Follow the footsteps of the pilgrims and see this amazing place.

3)Kristianten Festning ( Fort )

For a bird's eye view of Trondheim, huff and puff your way to Kristianten Fort, 10 min away from Old Trondheim. Click here to find out more about its morbid past...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great place to explore by foot, rich medieval past
  • In a nutshell:A must see in Norway for history buffs !
  • Last visit to Trondheim: Sep 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • thegreynomad's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2010 at 6:28 PM

    Like the Cathedral and the colourful warehouses with the reflections in the still water.

  • Sirvictor's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2009 at 7:21 AM

    A man was trown into the deep of hell. protested that he was a man of charity. The demon asked what did he done? He said he gave 0.10 Kronen to a poor. The demont thought a little and ordered. Gave his O.10 and send him again to Hell.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2009 at 3:00 AM

    Thanks for your wonderful story here! ><><><><><

  • Buckz's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2009 at 4:55 PM

    I never got a good photo of hell (you did!) but a stranger on a train sent me a post card.from there. Apparently a number of bands have recorded albums there- Just so they can say live in Hell.

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  • Rumi-fan's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    this photo is a delight to the eye.

  • Mikebond's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2008 at 7:42 AM

    Well-done page. I'd love to visit Trondheim! Greetings from Italy, Michele

  • RoyJava's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2008 at 7:22 AM

    Thanks for this great tip, love this kind of buildings ... greets RoyJava

  • John195123's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Great tip!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2008 at 4:02 AM

    Hi,how r u&fatcat!lovly photos&page.its lovely photos ive seen of Trondheim including yrs that have me wanting to get there!have been to Tromso also lovely but mostly replaced with modern buildings.been doing my Kuwait&Cote dazur pgs if youd like to look!


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