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Photo: Paul Amundsen
Photo: Paul Amundsen

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Bergen hotspots

Whether it’s buildings of historical significance or just sheer beauty, Bergen has plenty to offer. Here are some tips for a great visit.

KODE

One of the largest Nordic museums for art, crafts, design and music. In August and through the fall, one of the most magnificent Munch collections in the world, once belonging to Rasmus Meyer, is open to the public.

KODE

Rasmus Meyers allé 9, Bergen

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Salt Sjøbad

Bergen opened its first public outdoor seawater pool in the 1850s and there are still many such pools today. Within walking distance of the center is the Nordnes swimming pool dating from 1910. The seawater pool is open from May to August and on fall weekends when the weather is good.

Salt Sjøbad

Nordnesparken 30, Bergen

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Bergen Stock Exchange and Enterprise

The stock exchange in Bergen is considered one of the most important Renaissance Revival buildings in the city and it houses one of the greatest artistic treasures in Norway, the Fresco Hall, decorated with paintings by Axel Revold depicting motifs from Bergen’s history. Restaurant Matbørsen has an international menu to complement the superb decor.

Bergen Stock Exchange and Enterprise

Vågsalmenningen 1, Bergen

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Kjøttbazaren

Kjøttbasaren – or Kjødbazaren (Meat Bazaar), dating from 1877, is a neo-romantic building and one of the most famous properties in Bergen. The bazaar, which was the first food hall in Norway, was built to supply the local population with fresh food and meat products and to gain better control over market trading.

Kjøttbazaren

Vetrlidsalmenningen 2, Bergen

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Cornelius

Popular seafood restaurant with a unique waterfront location at Holmen, outside of the Bergen city center. The menu is inspired by nature and the weather with ingredients fresh from the sea.

Cornelius

Holmen, Mathopen

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Colonialen

Named best restaurant in Bergen. The people behind Colonialen also run the café and restaurant inside the pop­ular Litteraturhus book store.

Colonialen

Kong Oscars gate 44, Bergen

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Reindyrka

Café and grocery store in the city center that stocks foods from Bergen and the surrounding area and offers the best of local, seasonal, organic and ethically-­farmed products.

Reindyrka

Chr. Michelsensgt 1, Bergen

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Villa Terminus

A listed building dating from 1770. Villa Terminus has housed the poor, the elderly, refugees and students, but it is now one of the best designer hotels in Bergen.

Villa Terminus

Zander Kaaes gate 6, Bergen

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Zander K

Zander K is a modern but toned-down hotel next to the railway station. Popular Swedish design trio Claesson, Koivisto and Rune are behind the architecture and cozy minimalist interior design.

Zander K

Zander Kaaes gate 8, Bergen

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