Gamle Bergen—Old Bergen—is an Open air museum featuring a town environment from the 1800s, when Bergen was Europe’s biggest wooden city. At that time, Bergen was a distinctive city environment with closely spaced wooden buildings, busy streets, markets and alleys.
At Gamle Bergen open air museum you can experience some of this atmosphere, with houses from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. What did it look like? How did people live? In the open air museum, you can find the baker’s house, the merchant’s house, the watchmaker’s house, the skipper’s house, the craftsman’s office, the official’s office, and houses used by the dentist and the barber.
There even is a public seabath inside the museum.
Visit Old Bergen Museum’s website.
To Be, To Bergen: Some Shakespearian advice to the short stop tourist, on how to create a great day in Bergen!
Bergeners easily interpret Hamlet's famous words "To Be, or Not to Be
", according to our local experience: "To Be IN BERGEN, or Not to Be
". So, if you are not here already, come! Bergen is a pleasant place to be
! We provide cruise tourists and others with some free advice, on things to do in Bergen in one day or a week
. Browse our suggested free and budget tourist attractions: Bergen walking tours
, Bergen sights
, Bergen attractions
, activities in Bergen
, hiking in Bergen
, finding your way in Bergen
. In short: Here is how to create a great day on low budget in Bergen—on your own
. Good luck!