Bergen Børs Hotel is located right in the heart of the city. The old stock exchange is now an exquisite hotel with a delicate classic / modern style.
New, ambitious hotels pop up all the time, in both Norway and the rest of the world. They often try to outdo each other with descriptions like “luxurious” or “central”. Bergen Børs lives up to both – although the management prefers not to use the term “luxury”, but instead elegance, dignity, and discretion. There is a reason for this. It is embedded in the walls.
Bergen Børs is in the heart of the city, and this is not an exaggeration. Guests in rooms facing north-east will see the Fish Market and Bryggen – the latter with roots back to medieval times when Hanseatic ships filled the harbour (and there was no stock exchange in Bergen). To the east are Torgalmenningen with the Seafarers' monument, and to the north-west is a statue of the famous local author, Ludvig Holberg, born 1684 (the same year as Bergen's very first exchange opened).
Old Bergen stock exchange, designed by architect F.W. Schiertz, opened in 1862, and was rebuilt in neo-Renaissance style during the period 1890–93. Behind the current conversion to a hotel with delicate proportions and in a classical/modern style, are the architects Claesson Koivisto Rune who have cited “eccentricity” and “magic” as an important part of the rationale behind the process.