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Bryggen

Bryggen: Bergen was founded around the year 1000. Bergen is one of the oldest trading ports of northern Europe. Bryggen, the old quayside in Bergen, was a centre for international trade. During the first 200 years of its existance the quayside Bryggen was kept in Norwegian hands. The first German traders came to Bryggen in the 1230's. The city of Bergen became part of the Hanseatic League, an economic alliance of trading cities along the coast of Northern Europe. Bryggen consists of 58 original wooden buildings. Bryggen is located in the city of Bergen in Norway. Bryggen is the oldest part of Bergen. The Leprosy Museum in Bergen houses the Leprosy Archives of Bergen, the Leprosy Archives were inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. The University of Bergen Library houses the Sophus Tromholt Collection, this unique photo collection of the landscape and the Sami people also was inscribed on the Memory of the World Register. Bryggen gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1979.

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Bryggen - The Hanseatic buildings of the quayside Bryggen reflected in the waters of the fjord. Bryggen is the historic quayside in the City of Bergen on...

The Hanseatic buildings of the quayside Bryggen reflected in the waters of the fjord. Bryggen is the historic quayside in the City of Bergen on the west coast of Norway. The City of Bergen is situated on Byfjorden, the 'City Fjord'. Bergen was founded around the year 1000. Bergen is one of the oldest trading ports of northern Europe. Bryggen gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1979. 

  1. Bryggen - The Hanseatic buildings of the quayside Bryggen reflected in the waters of the fjord. Bryggen is the historic quayside in the City of Bergen on...

    The Hanseatic buildings of the quayside Bryggen reflected in the waters of the fjord. Bryggen is the historic quayside in the City of Bergen on the west coast of Norway. The City of Bergen is situated on Byfjorden, the 'City Fjord'. Bergen was founded around the year 1000. Bergen is one of the oldest trading ports of northern Europe. Bryggen gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1979. 

  2. Bryggen - Bryggen: The old wharf of the City of Bergen. Bergen was an important part of the Hanseatic League trading network from the 14th to the...

    Bryggen: The old wharf of the City of Bergen. Bergen was an important part of the Hanseatic League trading network from the 14th to the mid-16th century. The Hanseatic League was founded by the Germans. The first German traders came to Bergen in the 1230s. After several years the German traders were allowed some privileges: the possibility to purchase property, to stay in the winter and to salvage their sunken ships. Bryggen was little by little taken over by the German Hanseatic traders.

  3. Bryggen - Bryggen: One of the narrow alleyways between the wooden houses of the quayside Bryggen. The area of Bryggen is the oldest part of...

    Bryggen: One of the narrow alleyways between the wooden houses of the quayside Bryggen. The area of Bryggen is the oldest part of the City of Bergen. Bryggen consists of 58 original wooden buildings. Bryggen means the quayside in Norwegian. The wooden buildings were built around a courtyard, the so-called gård. The warehouses were filed with goods, such as stockfish, still an important export product of Norway.

  4. Bryggen - Bryggen: The characteristic coloured houses on the quayside in the City of Bergen. Bergen was one of the Hanseatic League's overseas...

    Bryggen: The characteristic coloured houses on the quayside in the City of Bergen. Bergen was one of the Hanseatic League's overseas ports together with Brugge, London and Novogorod. The Hanseatic methods and manner of trade were followed in Bryggen. The Hanseatic League, founded by the Germans, dominated trade along the coast in Northern Europe.

  5. Bryggen - Bryggen: A view down one of the the alleys, the houses were combined living quarters and warehouses. The gable porch provided shelter from rain...

    Bryggen: A view down one of the the alleys, the houses were combined living quarters and warehouses. The gable porch provided shelter from rain and snow. The area of Bryggen is the oldest part of Bergen. Many fires has damaged and destroyed the wooden houses of Bryggen. The last fire was in 1955 and destroyed one-third of Bryggen. The remaining 58 houses of Bryggen were carefully restored.

  6. Bryggen - Bryggen: Holmedalsgården. Bergen is one of the oldest trading ports of northern Europe. Bryggen was a centre for international trade. During...

    Bryggen: Holmedalsgården. Bergen is one of the oldest trading ports of northern Europe. Bryggen was a centre for international trade. During the first 200 years of its existence, Bryggen was kept in Norwegian hands. The first German traders came to Bryggen in the 1230's. The city of Bergen became part of the Hanseatic League, an economic alliance of trading cities along the coast of Northern Europe.

  7. Bryggen - The Bottega along Bellgården in Bryggen is a three-hundred year old wooden building. The warehouses of Bryggen were filled with goods, such...

    The Bottega along Bellgården in Bryggen is a three-hundred year old wooden building. The warehouses of Bryggen were filled with goods, such as stockfish, clipfish and corn. Nowadays, the buildings of Bryggen houses galleries, shops, bars, pubs, restaurants and museums. Wandering through the alleys of Bryggen gives the feeling of wandering through a medieval village. Bryggen is also known as Tyskebryggen, the German Quayside.

  8. Bryggen - Bryggen: Towards the back of the courtyard, the gård, there are storerooms of stone. These storerooms were built of...

    Bryggen: Towards the back of the courtyard, the gård, there are storerooms of stone. These storerooms were built of stone so they would be fireproof. The storerooms were used as an individual or collective warehouse. Bryggen is the historic quayside in Bergen on the coast of Norway. Bryggen is the oldest part of Bergen, the second largest city in Norway. Bryggen gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1979.

  9. Bryggen - Bryggen in Bergen: Loading arrangements for loading and unloading goods from the wooden warehouses on the historic quayside Bryggen. German...

    Bryggen in Bergen: Loading arrangements for loading and unloading goods from the wooden warehouses on the historic quayside Bryggen. German merchants of the Hanseatic League, also known as the Hansa, lived and worked in Bryggen from the 1230s up to the 17th century. They traded dried fish, corn, clothes and other wares. In 1754, the operations the Hanseatic League at Bryggen ended when the properties passed into the control of Norway.

  10. Bryggen - Bryggen: A storeroom of stone in the courtyard, the so-called gård. Bryggen is the historic quayside in Bergen, dating back to medieval...

    Bryggen: A storeroom of stone in the courtyard, the so-called gård. Bryggen is the historic quayside in Bergen, dating back to medieval times. Today, Bryggen is a tourist attraction, the former storerooms of the Hanseatic League houses pubs, shops, museums, galleries and restaurants. Bergen is situated in Norway, about 309 km from Oslo. Bryggen gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1979.