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World Heritage City

BERGEN THE GATEWAY TO THE FJORDS OF NORWAY


WELCOME TO BERGEN AND THE REGION

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Come and experience what Bergen has to offer As a European City of Culture, World Heritage City and UNESCO City of Gastronomy, Bergen offers world-class experiences and culture. Being the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway, the Bergen region has the ideal combination of nature, culture and interesting urban attractions – all year round. Bergen is an international city packed with history and tradition, a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere. Bergen likes visitors. And Bergen is worth a visit. Welcome!

The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway

Regards Bergen Tourist Board Ole Warberg Director of Bergen Tourist Board

Bergen Tourist Board – visitBergen.com

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BERGEN – A WORLD HERITAGE CITY As a World Heritage City, Bergen abounds in historic arenas that demonstrate why Bergen deserves its UNESCO status.

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BERGEN – A EUROPEAN CITY OF CULTURE As the home of historic world famous composers, and with its large variety of cultural communities, Bergen bursts with unique world-class experiences.

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BERGEN – A PARTY IN ITSELF Bergen is the city for parties, festivals and international events. But for many, just being in Bergen brings a sense of celebration.

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BERGEN – A UNESCO CITY OF GASTRONOMY The access to top class ingredients and the emergence of food enthusiasts and world renown chefs has made Bergen an official UNESCO City of Gastronomy.

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BERGEN – A CITY BETWEEN SEVEN MOUNTAINS Surrounded by seven mountains, Bergen is ideal for enjoying the beauties of nature.

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BERGEN – A BIG CITY WITH SMALL TOWN CHARM Bergen has the facilities and opportunities of a large city. But narrow cobblestone streets and wooden houses brings a small town charm to Norway’s second largest city.

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BERGEN – A MEETING PLACE FOR ALMOST 1 000 YEARS Ever since the Hanseatic era in the 14th century, Bergen has been a centre of knowledge and a place where a variety of industries come together.

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THE BERGEN REGION With its dramatic coastline, beautiful heathland and rich history, the region around Bergen is a gem for exciting experiences that blow your mind.

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BERGEN – THE GATEWAY TO THE FJORDS OF NORWAY The fjords are the biggest nature attractions in Scandinavia. As the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway, the city is the ideal starting point for your fjord experience.

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Front page: Bryggen (The Wharf) © Girish Chouhan / Bergen Tourist Board – visitBergen.com. Page 2 and 3: Bryggen (The Wharf) © Sverre Hjørnevik / www.fjordnorway.com. Page 4 and 5: Bryggen (The Wharf) © Robin Strand / Bergen Tourist Board – visitBergen.com. Page 6 and 7: Håkon’s Hall © Gsfoto.no / Bymuseet i Bergen. Bryggen (The Wharf) © Scott Sporleder / Matador Network / www.fjordnorway.com. St Mary’s Church © Gsfoto.no / Bymuseet i Bergen. Rosenkrantz Tower © Gsfoto.no / Bymuseet i Bergen. Håkon’s Hall © Gsfoto.no / Bymuseet i Bergen. St Mary’s Church © Gsfoto.no / Bymuseet i Bergen. Page 6 and 7: The Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance © Helge Hansen & Jonas Boström / Carte Blanche. Bergenhus Fortress - Koengen © Vidar Langeland, Bergensavisen. Edvard Munch © KODE - Art Museums of Bergen. Edvard Grieg © KODE - Art Museums of Bergen. Bergen International Festival © Fred Jonny / Festspillene i Bergen. Grieghallen © Eilif Stene / Grieghallen. Grieghallen outdoor © Francesa Alviania / Bergen Tourist Board – visitBergen.com. Page 10 and 11: Tall Ships’ Races © Eivind Senneset / Bergen Tourist Board – visitBergen.com. Tall Ships’ Races © Eivind Senneset / Bergen Tourist Board – visitBergen. com. Tall Ships’ Races © Eivind Senneset / Bergen Tourist Board – visitBergen.com. Tall Ships’ Races © Eivind Senneset / Bergen Tourist Board – visitBergen.com. Tall Ships’ Races © Eivind Senneset / Bergen Tourist Board – visitBergen.com. Hanseatic Days © Kristoffer Fürstenberg / Bergen Tourist Board – visitBergen.com. Page 12 and 13: Restaurant Lysverket © Line Thit Klein / Lysverket. © Norsk Sjømatsenter. Restaurant Lysverket © Lars Petter Pettersen / Lysverket. Restaurant Lysverket © Line Thit Klein / Lysverket. Restaurant 1877 © Øystein Haara / Restaurant 1877/ Bergen Tourist Board – visitBergen.com. © Norsk Sjømatsenter. © Norsk Sjømatsenter. Page 14 and 15: Ulriken643 © Espen Haagensen / Bergen Tourist Board – visitBergen.com. Mount Fløyen © Robin Strand / www.fjordnorway.com. Mount Fløyen © Sverre Hjørnevik / Fløibanen – floyen.no. Mount Fløyen © Robin Strand / Fløibanen – floyen.no. Fløyen in winter © Espen Haagensen / Bergen Tourist Board – visitBergen.com. Page 16 and 17: Knøsesmauet © Scott Sporleder / Matador Network / www.fjordnorway.com. Bryggen (The Wharf) © Robin Strand / Bergen Tourist Board – visitBergen.com. Stølen © Robin Strand / Bergen Tourist Board – visitBergen.com. Bryggen (The Wharf) © Robin Strand / Bergen Tourist Board – visitBergen.com. Old Bergen Museum © Gjertrud Coutinho / Bergen Tourist Board – visitBergen.com. Strangebakke © Gjertrud Coutinho / Bergen Tourist Board – visitBergen.com. Page 18 and 19: Meeting in Bergen © Terje Rakke / Nordic Life - Visitnorway.com. Meeting in Bergen © Terje Rakke / Nordic Life - Visitnorway.com. Håkon’s Hall © Eivind Senneset / Stiftelsen Statsraad Lehmkuhl. The University of Bergen’s Auditorium © UiB - The University of Bergen. Meeting in Bergen © Terje Rakke / Nordic Life - Visitnorway.com. Hardingasete in Hardanger © Øystein Klakegg / Hardingasete. Schøtstuene © Museum Vest. Grieghallen © Helge Skodvin / Ratio Arkitekter AS / Origo Arkitektgruppe AS / Grieghallen. Trollhaugen © Robin Strand / Bergen Tourist Board – visitBergen.com. Statsraad Lehmkuh © Eivind Senneset / Stiftelsen Statsraad Lehmkuhl. Cornelius Seafood Restaurant © Hanne Cathrin Olsen / Cornelius Seafood Restaurant. Page 20 and 21: Marstein Lighthouse © Johanne K. Holm / Panorama Hotel & Resort. Glæsvær © Torstein Aasheim. Sea eagle © Oystein Eriksen. Sotra © Sverre Hjørnevik / www.fjordnorway.com. Sotra © Sverre Hjørnevik / www.fjordnorway.com. Nautnes, Øygarden © Per Eide / www.fjordnorway.com. Lygra © The heathland Centre at Lygra Kayak, Sotra © Sverre Hjørnevik / www.fjordnorway.com. Hardanger © Paal Audestad / fjordtours.com. Page 22 and 23: Aurlandsfjorden © Robin Strand / Bergen Tourist Board – visitBergen.com. Page 24 and 25: Ulvik © Robin Strand / www.fjordnorway.com. Trolltunga © Scott Sporleder / Matador Network / www.fjordnorway.com. Tvindefoss © Paul Edmundson / www.fjordnorway.com. Agatunet © Robin Strand / www.fjordnorway.com. Vøringfossen © Frithjof Fure / www.fjordnorway.com. Page 26 and 27: Nærøyfjord © Paul Edmundson / www.fjordnorway. com. Stegastein Viewpoint. © Sverre Hjørnevik / www.fjordnorway.com. Nigardsbreen Glacier © Sverre Hjørnevik / www.fjordnorway.com. The Flåm railway © Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / www.fjordnorway.com. Page 28 and 29: Zipline © Sverre Hjørnevik / www.fjordnorway.com. Sunset biking, Oksen © Sverre Hjørnevik / www.fjordnorway.com. Tandem jump © Voss Fallskjermklubb. Rafting © Voss Rafting. Himmelstigen to Trolltunga © Scott Sporleder / Matador Network / www.fjordnorway.com. Page 30 and 31: Sunset, Bergen © Tomasz Furmanek / Visitnorway.com. Bergen Tourist Board – March 2017. Production: Frank Modahl Grafisk. Printing: Livonia Print.

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BERGEN – EASY TO GET TO You can fly to Bergen direct from more than 30 central destinations in Europe, and domestic from most cities in Norway. From the biggest transport hubs, such as Amsterdam, Copenhagen, London, Helsinki, Stockholm, Reykjavik and Oslo, you only need to change plane once to get here from other more distant cities. From the Continent you can sail to Bergen from Denmark every day with modern cruise- and car ferries. Modern express boats and bus routes with panoramic views takes you in to the famous Norwegian fjords and along the coast – which are included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List of nature attractions. Bergen is the most popular cruise destination in Norway and is also the turn-around port for the world famous Hurtigruten – which sails all the way up to the Russian border in the north. The spectacular train journey between Oslo and Bergen should not be missed. Neither the Norway in a nutshell© the round trip No.1 in Norway.

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Come and experience what Bergen has to offer! As a European City of Culture, World Heritage City and UNESCO City of Gastronomy, Bergen offer...