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Bryggen, NO

  • Also Known As: Tyskebryggen

  • Address: Bryggen
  • Vicinity: Bergen Havn, Bergen Harbor
  • Type: Historic District
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

Bryggen, the old wharf of Bergen, is a reminder of the town's importance as part of the Hanseatic League's trading empire from the 14th to the mid-16th century. Many fires, the last in 1955, have ravaged the characteristic wooden houses of Bryggen. Its rebuilding has traditionally followed old patterns and methods, thus leaving its main structure preserved, which is a relic of an ancient wooden urban structure once common in Northern Europe. Today, some 62 buildings remain of this former townscape. - UNESCO


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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1300/00/00 Bergen, Norway, exports about 3000 to 4000 tonnes of stockfish (dried cod) per year. Salt Cod

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Particulars for Bryggen, NO:
Sight Category Historic District
Era Medieval Europe
structure Quay, wharf
Building Type Warehouse




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