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.
The exhibtions at 3.14 encourage dialogue and reflection on different aspects of contemporary international society, and promote acclaimed artists as...
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.
The picturesque Fish Market in Bergen is one of Norway's most visited outdoors markets. The Fish Market sells seafood, fruit and vegetables.
A collection of pictures and other items showing the activities over 150 years of the Buekorps, a kind of boy's brigade found only in Bergen and best...
The Hanseatic Museum is one of the oldest wooden buildings in Bergen, furnished in 18th century style and shows the life of the Hanseatic merchants.
Entry to three museums and a shuttle bus service in between them - all in one ticket. Your ticket to Bergens UNESCO and maritime heritage.
Science centre where the whole family can discover more than 100 different exhibits. Science show and 3D film at weekends and during school holidays.
Contemporary gallery with changing exhibitions and a large selection of paintings, graphics and ceramics for sale. Decoration of public and private...
Take Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen. Magnificent view of Bergen, great children's playground and ideal for mountain walks.