Bergen - information about the city

Bergen ( [ˈbærɡən] ) is the second largest city in Norway with a population of 264,300 as of January 25, 2012. Bergen is the administrative centre of Hordaland county. Greater Bergen or Bergen Metropolitan Area as defined by Statistics Norway, has a population of 388,900 as of January 25, 2012.

Bergen - tourist attractions

markerA Bryggen Bryggen (Norwegian for the Wharf), also known as Tyskebryggen (the German Wharf) is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings lining the eastern side of the fjord coming into Bergen, Norway. Bryggen has since 1979 been on the UNESCO list for World Cultural Heritage sites. The name has the same ori... Bryggen - photo
markerB St Mary's Church in Bergen St Mary's Church (Norwegian: Mariakirken) is a church in Bergen, Norway. The construction of the church is believed to have started in the 1130s or 40s and completed around 1180, making the church the oldest remaining building in Bergen. St Mary's Church is the only remaining of twelve churches and... St Mary's Church in Bergen - photo
markerC Bergenhus Fortress Bergenhus fortress (Norwegian: Bergenhus festning) is a fortress located in Bergen, Norway. Bergenhus fortress is located in the entrance to the harbor in Bergen. This is one of the oldest and best preserved castles in Norway. The fortress contains buildings dating as far back as the 1240s, as well... Bergenhus Fortress - photo
markerD Gamlehaugen Gamlehaugen is a mansion in Bergen, Norway, and the residence of the Norwegian Royal Family in the city. Gamlehaugen has a history that goes as far back as the Middle Ages, and the list of previous owners includes many of the wealthiest men in Bergen. Today owned by the Norwegian state, the most re... Gamlehaugen - photo
markerE Bergen Station Bergen Station (Norwegian: Bergen stasjon) is the main railway station in the city of Bergen, Norway. It is a terminal station on the Bergen Line, and serves trains from Oslo as well as the Bergen Commuter Rail from Arna, Voss and Myrdal. It is located on the east side of the city centre and has fo... Bergen Station - photo
markerF Ulriken Ulriken is the highest of the Seven Mountains (de syv fjell) that surround Bergen, Norway. It has an altitude of 643 metres above sea level. Ulriken has an aerial tramway, Ulriksbanen, that can bring people to the top. At the top there is a TV tower, a restaurant, and free telescopes. The cable car... Ulriken - photo
markerG Bergen Handelsgymnasium Bergen Handelsgymnasium (BHG) is an upper secondary school in Bergen, Norway. Established in 1904, it is one of the oldest gymnasia in the country. The school is known to have high admission requirements and able pupuls. Furthermore, the school is known for its projects regarding internationalisati... Bergen Handelsgymnasium - photo
markerH Fløyen Fløyen or Fløyfjellet (originally written Fløien) is the most visited of the seven mountains that surround the city centre of Bergen, Norway. It has a funicular system Fløibanen that transports passengers from the centre of Bergen to a height of 320 metres in roughly 8 minutes, and the actual highes... Fløyen - photo
markerI Bergen Museum The Bergen Museum is a university museum in Bergen, Norway. Founded in 1825 with the intent of building large collections in the fields of culture and natural history, it became the grounds for most of the academic activity in the city, a tradition which has prevailed since the museum became part o... Bergen Museum - photo
markerJ Botanical Garden in Bergen The Botanical Garden in Bergen (Arboretet og Botanisk hage Universitetet i Bergen) is a botanical garden located in Bergen, Norway. It belongs to the Bergen Museum and it was inaugurated in 1971 by the King Harald. It has around 5000 different taxons and all of those plants are classified by conti... Botanical Garden in Bergen - photo

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Geographical coordinates: 60.3911, 5.3247
Approximate population: 260,600

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