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!
In the second half of the nineteenth century Bergen had the highest concentration of leprosy patients in Europe. Here the leprosy basilus was discovered.
Provides a representative picture of Bergen’s, maritime history from ancient times up until the present day. 1–2 hours.
The Hanseatic Museum is a true home of a Hanseatic Merchant in Bergen some centuries ago, on Bryggen.
Rosenkrantz Tower (Norwegian: Rosenkrantztårnet, formerly Valkendorftårnet) is a tower that derives its name from governor Erik Rosenkrantz. The last residence of a king seated in Bergen.
The University Museum has two main sections: the Natural History Museum, which is closed for major restoration works until 2019, and the Historical Museum, which is open to the public. Th Historical Museum is located at Harald Scheteligs plass 10, Museum Website
One of the oldest schools in the country, tracing its roots back to the middle of the 12th century. Ludvig Holberg attended the school while it was located in this building.
Open air museum featuring a town environment from the 1800s, when Bergen was Europe’s biggest wooden city. At that time, Bergen was a distinctive city environment with closely spaced wooden buildings, busy streets, markets and alleys.
Hordamuseet shows the everyday life of peasants and fisher families through the centuries. Beautiful location by Fanafjorden south of Bergen.
Exhibitions about the fortress, the resistance during WWII and more.
Located in a street tramway depot hall in Møhlenpris, some 15 minutes by foot from the city centre.
Dive into real fish tales at the Norwegian Fisheries Museum, and let our historical warehouses inspire you!