Bergen The Essential
Nicknamed the "city of wood" or "gateway to the fjords", Bergen, Norway's second largest city, occupies a prime position on the magnificent west coast, close to fabulous natural sites. This lively, cosmopolitan city with a rich Hanseatic League past is protected by a string of islands to the west and mountains to the east. Bryggen, the heart of the medieval city, is famous for its old wooden Hanseatic merchants' houses.
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A fine and rare example of Norwegian