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Bergen: The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway

Bergen: The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway
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Bergen, a well-established cruise port, is also known as “The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway.” Bergen is an international city packed with history and tradition, a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere.

 

Bergen – The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway

Bergen is surrounded by one of the world’s most spectacular tourist attractions – the Norwegian fjords, which are included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Bergen is situated between the longest fjord, Sognefjord, north of Bergen and the beautiful Hardangerfjord in the south.

 

World Heritage City

Bergen has given a warm welcome to its visitors for more than 900 years. Bryggen has become a symbol of its cultural heritage and has gained a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The old Hanseatic wharf is architecturally unique and is among the most familiar image in all of Norway.

 

European City of Culture

Did you know that Bergen has one of the world’s oldest symphony orchestras and the country’s first national theatre? It hosts international festivals, and houses a whole range of museums and institutions. Bergen is the birthplace of the composer Edvard Grieg.

 


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