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Bakklandet is a charming part of Trondheim with colorful wooden houses - Photo: CH/Visit Norway
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Bakklandet is a charming part of Trondheim with colorful wooden houses Photo: CH/Visit Norway

Bakklandet

When you leave the city centre («Midtbyen») and cross the Old Town Bridge, you arrive in Bakklandet – a picturesque and popular part of Trondheim.

Strolling through the streets of Trondheim will give you a unique experience. Remember to put aside time to visit Bakklandet.

A colorful part of town

Arriving at Bakklandet is like making a journey through time. The charming and picturesque wooden houses along the banks of the river Nidelven have been carefully preserved. Why not take a break and visit some of the charming cafés or restaurants along the cobbled streets of Bakklandet? At Bakklandet you may also stop by Bakklandet Skydsstation – the café awarded «Most Charming Café in Scandinavia» in 2012 by National Geographic's Andrew Evans.

Find peace and tranquillity among the quaint buildings and colorful flowers at Bakklandet.There are a number of small independent art galleries at Bakklandet. Maybe you will find the perfect gift to bring home in one of the area’s arts and crafts-boutiques?

While at Bakklandet, make sure to try out «Trampe» - the bike lift which will take you and your bike almost up to the Kristiansten Fortress.

Rich history

The first settlements at Bakklandet appeared early in the 17th century. The possibilities for people living on the Bakklandet side of the river increased considerably after the construction of the Old Town Bridge in 1681. The city centre of Trondheim itself had outgrown itself and an expansion eastwards, to Bakklandet, was necessary. The high number of fires in this area also contributed to the establishment of Trondheim's fire brigade in 1689.

Bakklandet was traditionally a residential neighbourhood where local fishermen, craftsmen and workers would live. The houses were small and the conditions were poor.

Today, Bakklandet has grown into one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in Trondheim.

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Last updated:  2014-03-23
Picturesque and well preserved wooden houses at Bakklandet - Photo: Sven-Erik Knoff
Picturesque and well preserved wooden houses at Bakklandet
The bike lift «Trampe» at Bakklandet in Trondheim is one of a kind and a «must try» - Photo: Sven-Erik Knoff
The bike lift «Trampe» at Bakklandet in Trondheim is one of a kind and a «must try»
The Old Town Bridge in Trondheim connects the city centre («Midtbyen») with Bakklandet - Photo: Sven-Erik Knoff
The Old Town Bridge in Trondheim connects the city centre («Midtbyen») with Bakklandet
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Bakklandet is a charming part of Trondheim with colorful wooden houses - Photo: CH/Visit Norway

Bakklandet

When you leave the city centre («Midtbyen») and cross the Old Town Bridge, you arrive in Bakklandet – a picturesque and popular part of Trondheim.

Bakklandet

Source: Visitnorway

About Trondheim

Trondheim

Norway's capital of technology is a lively and historical university town, and home to the famous Nidaros Cathedral.

Key facts about Trondheim

Trondheim is the third largest city in Norway, with 176,000 inhabitants. It is a lively university city and Norway's capital of technology.

Tourist information in Trondheim

The tourist information office in central Trondheim is easy to find in the main shopping street, Nordre gate. Here you will also find a souvenir shop.

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