Bryggen is also known as the «Hanseatic Wharf» in Bergen,
or in Norwegian language as «Bryggen i Bergen».
What is Bryggen?
Bryggen is the water front area between the «Fish Market» in Bergen (Torget) and the Bergenhus Fortress (Bergenhus Festning). Bryggen today includes the characteristic Hanseatic trade building dating back to the year 1702 (history dating back 900 years), shops, galleries, restaurants, hotels, bars & pubs, Maria church, Schotstuene assembly rooms, Bryggen Museum, Hanseatic Museum, artists and more...
Bryggen is one of the most visited attractions in Norway, visited by approx. 900.000 visitors every year. Bryggen in Bergen has been on UNESCO's world heritage list since 1979.
Tourists at Bryggen in Bergen - Photo © visitBryggen.no
Bryggen opening hours 2013
Bryggen is open for visitors all year. Free admission.
Bryggen is located in the very center of Bergen, walking distance to all the hotels in the center of Bergen. Also close to the cruise terminals in Bergen, within walking distance for most people.
Following hotels are located at Bryggen, or next to Bryggen, in Bergen:
- Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret - The most luxury hotel in Bergen
- First Hotel Marin - next to Bryggen
- Hanseatic Hotel Bergen - a smaller distinctive hotel
- Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Bryggen - a classy hotel
- Thon Hotel Bergen Brygge - a basic and cheaper hotel
Market Day at Bryggen in Bergen - Photo © visitBryggen.no
Contact «Bryggen in Bergen»
Tel. +47 55 55 20 00 (Tourist Information Office in Bergen).
Welcome to Bryggen in Bergen :)
The Bryggen website is under construction per November 2010. For now, you may find more information about Bryggen at the great Bergen Guide, see Bryggen, or the Norwegian guide to Bergen at visitBergen.
See you in January 2011 when we have a brand new Bryggen website.