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Nature and culture in Bergen

Posted by Agnė Januškevičiūtė  |  August 11, 2016

Founded more than 900 years ago today Bergen is a second biggest city in Norway and perfect destination during your holidays. Surrounded by seven mountains and fascinating fjords, pastel houses and friendly people Bergen looks more like a city from fairytale and is waiting to be explored!

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Heritage

While exploring the streets of Bergen you can feel like you are back in time to the Middle Ages. Most of the architecture is preserved or rebuilt during ages. In the 13th century Bergen was an important trade city in Hansas and was a popular destination for people from all over the world. Nowadays, all world know Bergen as a city from UNESCO World Heritage List.

Culture

If you are a fan of concerts, festivals and museums – Bergen is a must to visit during your tour in Norway! Through all year museums and art galleries offer a chance to enjoy various exhibitions and performances. Music lovers can‘t miss Bergen International Festival, which is held every summer since 1953. Streets and town squares of Bergen are full of music for two weeks and everyone can find what they like! If you get hungry there is nothing to worry about because in recent years Bergen became famous as an international culinary city and has a lot of tasty dishes to suggest!

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Funicular

What is the best way to check all city than from the top of the mountain? Take Fløibanen funicular from the city center and see all Bergen in just a few minutes. The Funicular takes you to an amazing area in approximately 320 meters above sea level where you can enjoy a beautiful view of Bergen and fjords.

Aquarium

If you were always amazed by underwater world do not miss a chance to visit Bergen Aquarium which is one of the biggest aquariums in Europe. Sea lions, penguins and various fishes – more than 50 different aquariums is full with flora and fauna from the coastline of Norway and even other parts of the world. One the rainy day this is definitely a must to visit with family during your tour of Norway.

Fjords

There is no doubt that fjords are the most famous attraction in Scandinavia and there is no doubt that Bergen is the best starting point to explore this miracle or nature. Bergen is located in the middle of two biggest fjords in Western Norway – the Sognefjord and the Hardangerfjord. No need to mention fantastic coastline with thousands of islands.

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