Third Port of Call: Bergen

7 Jul

Overcast skies and cool temperatures greeted us in Bergen where we spent the day in constant anticipation of rain which thankfully never arrived. We wandered around the wharf area, known as Bryggen, where there are a handful of wooden houses dating to the time of the Hanseatic merchants (15th century) that managed to survive numerous fires in the history of Bergen. These houses and other buildings around them now house shops, cafes, restaurants and a museum. We strolled through the fish market, paid a visit to the Permanenten museum for a display of applied arts and took the funicular up Mount Fløyen for a fabulous view of Bergen.

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