A UNESCO World Heritage site . It's history dates all the way back to the 12th Century and went thru a series of fires, but has always been rebuilt . Safe to say that this was the oldest part and the Center of Bergen in the beginning. Had Been used as a dominant trading center for the Germans All the way back in 1360 to the 1700s . As Fire was common , and this has always been wood in construction ,no candles or open flames were permitted. This made winter here terribly cold and dark . But must have been great during summer .
Presently , the original wooden structures and hallways, now houses different restaurants ,offices, shops , and cafes. I had the opporunity to visit during summer in the past , and recently during winter. It is much more vibrant during summer when restos set up al fresco tables outside and the place is loaded with little kiosks, selling all wares . During winter it is quieter but you feel the history thru it’s walls just the same . The Heritage site includes the Fish Market across the river, the wharf , and the Bryggen Hanseatiske Museum . Most definitely a must visit when in BergenMore