To Be, To Bergen: Some Shakespearian advice to the short stop tourist, on how to create a great day in Bergen!

Bergeners easily interpret Hamlet's famous words "To Be, or Not to Be", according to our local experience: "To Be IN BERGEN, or Not to Be". So, if you are not in Bergen, come here! Bergen is indeed a pleasant place TO BE! We provide some free advice for you, if you arrive here as a cruise tourist, or if you arrive by air or train. Browse our suggestions for free and budget tourist attractions to you: Bergen walking tours, Bergen sights, Bergen attractions, activities in Bergen, hiking in Bergen, finding your way in Bergen. In short: Here is how to create a great day on low budget in Bergen—on your own. Good luck while BEING IN BEAUTIFUL BERGEN!


Bryggen is the heart of Bergen’s history, and a World Heritage site. Although often crowded by tourists in summer season, you can still very well feel the atmosphere of the Hanseatic centuries.

The old wooden buildings are the remains of centuries hanseatic merchant activity, and the excavation site of the town’s early settlement.

The guided tours covers the through the area, and Schøtstuene, the hanseatic assembly facilities and St. Mary’s Church.

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Bryggen, Guiding

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Bryggen, Guiding 60.397167, 5.323316 BryggenBergenhus FortressBergen Hordaland, Norway (Directions)

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