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The district of Bryggen in Bergen was under the control of the German Hanseatic merchants for many centuries. On this tour, you will learn the remarkable story of how this came to be as well as the impact of the plague.

Norway's prosperity has always been closely linked to the sea. Long before oil and gas made it one of the richest countries in the world, dried cod, called stockfish from the archipelago of Lofoten, was the country's most important export product. For many centuries, the district of Bryggen served as a trading centre for this fish, where German merchants met with Norwegian fishermen to trade.

This hour-long walk through the world heritage site of Bryggen will see us embark on a journey through medieval Bergen. Here, you'll learn about the day-to-day life of the people who lived here, the importance of the stockfish trade and the enormous influence that the German Hanseatic merchants had both on the city and all of Norway. I look forward to telling you the fascinating story of this impressive location.

Meeting point: Meeting point is the stairs that lead up to Tourist Information on the Fish Market (see photo). Address: Strandkaien 3, 5013 Bergen

Duration: 1 hour

Language: The tour is done in English. ​​​ Group size: The minimum number of participants is 2 people. Please note that if less than 2 people have booked, the tour will be canceled. This is informed at the meeting point. Maximum number of participants is 16 people.

Online Booking: Your email confirmation is your ticket and must be shown at the start of the tour. You can bring a printed copy or show the e-mail confirmation on your mobile device.

Cancelation Policy: The tour can be canceled up to 48 hours before the tour starts with a full refund. Cancellation after this will not be refunded.

Further information: The tour is suitable for wheelchair users and parents with stroller. The distance covered during the tour is approximately one kilometer.

Source: Visit Bergen


  • Strandkaien 3
  • 5013 Bergen
462 41 200


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