Friday, January 13, 2012

Bergen, Norway

Once the capital of Norway, Bergen is known as the city between seven mountains as well as the gateway to the fjords. The old parts of town are steeped in history with museums and galleries keeping the ancestral art and heritage of Bergen alive. Along the eastern side of the harbour lie the fascinating buildings of Bryggen (The Warf). These have been recognised on UNESCO's list of the world's most valuable historical and cultural places. Visit the Fish Market, composer Edvard Grieg’s home at Troldhaugen, Rasmus Meyer’s art collection, the Aquarium and Old Bergen. If you are feeling really energetic you can climb Bergen’s highest mountain - Mount Ulriken. If you fancy some relaxation, just take the panoramic cable car ride to the top and enjoy a hot drink at the Ulriken Mountain CafĂ©. 

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