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Stine Hoff is an acknowledged glassblower artisan. She is first and foremost preoccupied with the classical methods of blowing glass. Her works are functional, with a simple and modern expression.
The Oselvar workshop invites you to discover the traditional craft of boatbuilding. You can order a new boat that may be adjusted exactly to the use you expect for it, or you may prefer to buy various items for the boat, artist products or literature that has to do with the Oselvar boat.
The old stave church at Fantoft, originally built in Fortun in Sogn in 1150 and moved to Fantoft in 1883, burnt down on 6 June 1992. Fantoft Stave Church has been rebuilt exactly as it was before the fire.
One of the oldest and best preserved wooden buildings in Bergen, furnished in 18th century style to provide an intimate picture of the life of a Hanseatic merchant.
Håkon’s Hall was built between 1247 and 1261 by Håkon Håkonsson. It was the largest and most imposing building of the royal residency in the 13th-century when Bergen was the political centre of Norway.
The tower was built in the 1560s by the governor of Bergen Castle (Bergenhus), Erik Rosenkrantz, and served as a combined residence and fortified tower.
Founded in the 15th c., St. George’s was a hospital for lepers until the middle of the 20th c. The present day buildings date back to the 18th c.
The School Museum takes you on an exciting journey through the history of Norwegian Schools and with it the history of Norwegian society from the Middle Ages to this day. The writer Ludvig Holberg is the most famous pupil to have attended the Latin School in Bergen.
There are historical sites lined up all around the bay. Around 1860s local farmers began to produce wooden chests for sale in Bergen. They have also manufactured different kinds of wooden chests, metalwork, wooden clogs and furniture. Now it is art gallery, café, clogs factory, div. exhibitions and sales.
Markakunst is the local name of the art form Land Art. In the beautiful little valley called Kossdalen you can find installations of Land Art made in the nature with materials from the nature.