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!

Museum Garden


The Museum Garden surrounds the Natural History Museum in Nygårdshøyden / the University area. Established as a botanical garden for research and education in 1897–99, over the years the garden gathered and cultivated a wide range of species. Today there are some 3000 species there, thriving in the wet and relatively mild climate of Bergen.

The new botanical garden is situated in Milde 23 km south of the town centre. It contains 5,000 plant taxa from all over the World, Norway’s largest collection of Roses, The largest Rhododendron collection in Scandinavia, Heather Garden, Japanese Garden and Alpine Garden, displays of historical garden plants and traditions. The Arboretum is Accessible for disabled persons.

Visit the website of the Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

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Museum Garden 60.386974, 5.321932 Museum Garden Nygårdshøyden (Directions)

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