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Attractions & Culture in Bergen
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The very first buildings in Bergen were alongside the harbour called Bryggen. The old Hanseatic wharf is architecturally unique and is included on UNESCO's list of world heritage of history and culture.
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.
Bergen Kunsthall is one of Norway’s premier arenas for contemporary art. Variety of exhibitions from international and Norwegian artists.
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 and best preserved wooden buildings in Bergen, furnished in 18th century style to provide an intimate picture of the life of a Hanseatic merchant.
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 home of composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) and his wife Nina. Grieg lived here for 22 years and composed many of his best-known works in the little garden hut. Also visit the cliff-hewn tomb where he was buried, the concert hall "Troldsalen" and the museum.
Collections ranging form the Age of antiquity and the Middle Ages right up to the present day. West Norway is particularly well represented. Archaeological finds, urban and rural history collections, a textile section and a rich ethnographic collection.
The beautiful villa on Lysøen (the Island of Light) was built as a summer residence for the Norwegian violin virtuoso Ole Bull in 1873. Ole Bull's musical excellence influenced contemporary artists. The villa is open to the public in the summer. Guided tours.
A museum based on the findings of the archeological excavations of Bryggen from 1955 on. The foundations of the oldest buildings in Bergen (12th c.) as well as finds of European ceramics, runic inscriptions etc. illustrating commerce, shipping, cultural activities and daily life in the Middle Ages.