|Bergen city center (17 May 2020)|
|Bergen city center (17 May 2020)|
Bergen celebrates Norway's National Day with one of Norway's largest parades through the city centre as well as a series of celebrations in and around Bergen. A unique feature in Bergen is the city's many traditional and special "Buekorps" - the…
Bergen celebrates Norway's National Day with one of Norway's largest parades through the city centre as well as a series of celebrations in and around Bergen.
A unique feature in Bergen is the city's many traditional and special "Buekorps" - the traditional drummer brigades.
In addition to the Norwegian flags, people typically wear red, white and blue ribbons. Norwegians wear traditional outfits, called bunad.
The graduating class from the Norwegian equivalent of high school - known as russ - has its own celebration on May 17, staying up all night and making the rounds through the community. In the parade, russ will parade through the street with their russcars carrying signs and pickets.
The Morning parade: Starts at Dreggen 7am
The first parade takes place already at 7:00 from Mariakirken (St. Mary's Church), with a salute, our national anthem and of course the Bergen song. The Morning parade ends with a speech at the Festival Square.
The main parade: Departure from Koengen at 10:15am
As the name says, the main parade is one of the biggest events on 17th of May. It involves the city's "associations, corporations and government agencies." The parade ends at the Festival Square.
The Flag parade: Starts at the Festival Square 10:45am
The Flag parade starts from different schools and march to the gathering at Festival Square. The route goes through the center and pass the main parade and ends at Torgalmenningen. The Flag parade is the children's parade!
Fireworks round off the day at Festplassen at approx. 11.15pm
The 17th of May Committee's program provides a complete overview of the celebration from hour to hour (Norwegian only)
Extensive collection of art and design. Masterpieces by Edvard Munch, Nikolai Astrup, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, J. C. Dahl and “the Silver Treasure”.
Bergen Kunsthall is one of Norway’s premier arenas for contemporary art. Variety of exhibitions from international and Norwegian artists.
Maybe the most spectacular gallery in Norway. Breathtaking interior as well as exhibitions. Available for receptions concerts, seminars and dinners…
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.
Bergen Cathedral is nearly 900 years old. It started as a church dedicated to Olav the Holy, Norway’s patron saint, around year 1150.
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.
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.
Collections ranging form the Age of antiquity and the Middle Ages right up to the present day. West Norway is particularly well represented.…
Take Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen. Magnificent view of Bergen, great children's playground and ideal for mountain walks.
Bergen Maritime Museum presents Norwegian seafaring through the ages.
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.
Exhibitions: Women's Contribution to the Armed Forces and The Resistance Struggle 1940-1945.