One of Norway's two national orchestras and one of the oldest orchestras in the world, with a history dating back to 1765. The orchestra has played all over the world and has recorded several albums.
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the oldest symphony orchestras in Europe. International well-known conductors and soloists perform along with the orchestra. "Harmonien" gives concerts in the Grieg Hall Thursdays and some Fridays from September till May.
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra dates back to 1765, and will celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2015. Edvard Grieg had a close relationship with the orchestra, serving as Artistic Director from1880–82.
The orchestra has an active recording schedule for three record companies; BIS, Chandos and Hyperion. Critics worldwide acknowledge its energetic playing style and full-bodied string sound. Recent and ongoing projects include Messiaen’s ‘Turangalîla-Symphonie’, ballets by Stravinsky, Barber’s Cello Concerto and a Prokofiev-cycle for BIS with Andrew Litton. The orchestra’s recording of the complete orchestral music of Grieg remains the reference point in a competitive field.
Regular concerts with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in the Grieg hall: Thursday concerts from August to June is very popular, also when internationally renowned conductors and solo artists perform together with the orchestra.
Bergen Kunsthall is one of Norway’s premier arenas for contemporary art. Variety of exhibitions from international and Norwegian artists.
Extensive collection of art and design. Masterpieces by Edvard Munch, Nikolai Astrup, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, J. C. Dahl and “the Silver Treasure”.
Collections ranging form the Age of antiquity and the Middle Ages right up to the present day. West Norway is particularly well represented.…
Founded in the 15th c., St. George’s was a hospital for lepers until the middle of the 20th c. The present day buildings date back to the 18th c.
Maybe the most spectacular gallery in Norway. Breathtaking interior as well as exhibitions. Available for receptions concerts, seminars and dinners…
Bergen Maritime Museum presents Norwegian seafaring through the ages.
Bergen Cathedral is nearly 900 years old. It started as a church dedicated to Olav the Holy, Norway’s patron saint, around year 1150.
The School Museum takes you on an exciting journey through the history of Norwegian school's and Norwegian society from the Middle Ages to this day.
Free Museum shuttle bus between the Tourist information, the Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene and the Norwegian Fisheries Museum.
The picturesque Fish Market in Bergen is one of Norway's most visited outdoors markets. The Fish Market sells seafood, fruit and vegetables.
Welcome to a science centre where the whole family can discover more than 100 different exhibits.
Take Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen. Magnificent view of Bergen, great children's playground and ideal for mountain walks.
Bryggen is one of Bergen's and Norway's main attractions. Bryggen was built after the great fire in 1702 and is included on UNESCO's World Heritage…
Bryggens Museum display findings of the archaeological excavations of Bryggen from 1955 and contains the foundations of the oldest buildings in…
The Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene tells the story of how the Hanseatic merchants lived and traded in Bergen for 400 years.
St Mary`s church is the oldest existing building in Bergen. To judge by its architectural style, it was probably built between 1130 and 1170.