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The Gestapo’s revenge. On 30 April 1942, the tiny coastal community of Telavåg was deleted from the map when the Germans discovered the role the village people played in the illicit trafficking of men across the North Sea. This, coupled with the killing of a Norwegian agent and two German officers, triggered the Telavåg tragedy, one of Europe’s worst war catastrophes.
Bryggen is one of Bergen's and Norway's main attractions. Bryggen was built after the great fire in 1702 and is included on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
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 open-air Old Bergen Museum is a reconstructed small town consisting of around 50 wooden houses and buildings dating from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
One of the oldest wooden buildings in Bergen, furnished in 18th century style to provide an intimate picture of the life of a Hanseatic merchant.
An interactive visitor centre – for the whole family!
VilVite is a science centre where the whole family can discover more than 100 different exhibits. Science show and 3D film at weekends and during school holidays. Café and science shop.
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.
Have you ever visited a floating fish farm? We promise a fascinating experience for anyone interested in Norway’s famous seafood. Imagine the sea boiling as 100,000 feisty trout fight over breakfast!
The museum owes its name to a Norwegian guerrilla group which had its headquarters in the hills around Matre at the end of the second world war. The group should operate behind German lines in event of an allied invasion.
Festung Norwegen. In 1942, Hitler gave the order to build the Atlantic Wall, a 2.685km, continuous coastal defence that stretched from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Pyrenees in the south. It was built to defend German-occupied Europe against invasion from the British.