A July 2000 trip
to Bergen by neworleanstraveler
Quote: Bergen is a spectacular destination if you are in Norway. The scenery and the people are equally enchanting. The boats, wharves, churches and history are so intriguing...it makes Bergen a special destination.
- The Bryggen (historic row houses)
- Mariakirke (St. Mary's Church)
- Rosenkrantz Tower
- Fish Market
A second tip is to bring an umbrella and or rain poncho with you. It rains more than 200 days per year in Bergen....so expect some rain and don't let it spoil your day!
Hotel | "Best Western Bergen"
The breakfast was hearty and the self made waffles were a hit in my book. Of course, my new favorite breakfast foods....liver pate, pickles and beets were available as well. Who could ask for anything more!!!!
I highly recommend the Best Western Bergen. It is located about 5 blocks away from the city center of Bergen.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 29, 2000
Scandic Bergen City Hotel
47 55 233962
I decided to give it a go and had dinner there one night. It was a very nice meal....but don't get me wrong it was nothing like eating at a good cajun restaurant in Louisiana!
It was however a valiant effort. I had a chicken stew dish with cole slaw. It was tasty, but everyone outside of Louisiana can't get our blend of spices nailed down.... they tried but it didn't have the kick that Southern Louisiana food has.
You have to give them an "A" for effort.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 29, 2000
Attraction | "Mariakirke (St. Mary's Church)"
The church has an admission fee of 15NOK = 2USD and a small souvenir table is located at the rear of the church.
The church is easily found on foot between the Bryggen and the Rosencrantz Tower just a block down from the SAS Royal Hotel.
My favorite part of the visit to the market was watching the bird's dive bomb the boats unloading their goods on the wharves.
Besides the fish, other goods were available as well. Fresh flowers (the colors were brilliant), fruits and veggies were also all plentiful in the stands. Souvenirs can also be purchased at the market. The prices for the souvenirs were more reasonably priced here than at the shops in the Bryggen. I can say that the sweaters that you will find everywhere in Norway were not of a high quality at the market. I bought one in a local shop that was far superior to the one found in the market.
It was a highly entertaining...if not smelly afternoon!
Bergen Fish Market
Attraction | "Bryggen Row Houses"
Enjoy walking through the houses that represent the past of Bergen. I especially enjoyed the Bergen Art Museum which is located among the row houses.
This is really THE sight to see in Bergen.