About Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf

If you are interested in History, you cannot miss Bryggen. Located in the World Heritage City of Bergen, Bryggenconsists of a row of historical buildings, now housing shops. Destroyed and re-built several times, Bryggen is testimony to the undying spirit of humanity. Another interesting aspect of Bryggen is not what it showcases, but what it hides. Behind the façade of history lies passages housing studios, jewellery stores, shops, designers and more!  Bryggen has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, another reason to give it a visit. The summer months bring in a plethora of tourists and visitors from all over the world, hoping to explore its wonders. A warm cup of ‘kaffe’ and a stroll along the streets is all you need to make your experience a memorable one. Of course, if you do not like unguided strolls, there are guided tours as well. Another way to make your trip memorable!

Must See

  • Colorfull Buildings
  • Lots of Shops & Cafes
  • Fish Market

How to reach

It is 1.2 km away from the city center.

You can reach there by Taxi.

Taxi Fare: 100 NOK



  • For the best photos of the iconic coloured buildings - get there EARLY in the AM if you can before the tourists arrive - and you might get that perfect shot.
  •  Take the guided tour through Bryggen.
  • You can walk along the Hanse quarter with narrow streets and old wooden houses.
  • There is also a hanseatic museum with excellent exhibition.
  • If you want a great photo spot go directly across the harbour where the ferry boats leave from.
  • on entering, take the flight of steps directly ahead to see original graffiti and doorways.
  • Cafe and toilet facilities are limited but take your time just to wander and be amazed by shops selling reindeer and seal skins.
  • Walkers tip: go one block up from the wharf for some diverse ethnic restaurants.

Visit Time

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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You may need to wait for security check.


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Time you can spend

3 hours


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