BERGEN is called ''Norway in a nutshell''.
If you visit Norway without stopping at Bergen, you've wasted your time as you are going to miss the very best experience this country has to offer. From its opulent medieval face, to the day-to-day life of port city and on to a host of the best music festivals ever, Bergen is a great part of Norway.
As a gateway destination to all of Norway, Bergen demands a stay for you there. Be it a room in cheap or luxury hotel in Bergen all available at Booked.net. Our listings include maps, photos and secure forms on each hotel to allow you to book ahead.
When it comes to music there are no rivals to Bergen as the city is a hometown to composer Edvard Grieg and it still wears a pride bestowed on it by this music genius. He even built a house named Troldhaugen and many years later this led to the city winning the ranking of European City of Culture in 2000 for its striking culture. In addition, the city became a draw for the famous violinist Ole Bull who established a home in the area – Lysoen - and today it serves as local museum.
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Away from cultural splendor, Bergen is a place to swap culture for a striking environment for a while. In fact, Bergen is one of the most enjoyable cities in Norway as it is caught between seven hills at a harbor-side location. Thus, the most delightful activity is touring Bergen's waterfront dotted with old wooden houses set against its spectacular hilled backdrop.
These stunning vistas make of Bergen a city of postcard beauty from its cobbled streets in the very center to its less cultivated edges. Actually, your impression of Bergen depends on where you start there. You may begin with touring its old Hanseatic town or indulge in the modern lifestyle at the harbor area with its world-class restaurants, pavement cafes and stylish pubs.
In addition, there is a cable car that can carry you to the very top of Mount Ulriken and Mount Fløyen, so that you can take panoramic views of the city. You may also prove how fit you are at the Mount Fløyen with its hiking trails.
The best time to entertain in Bergen is May as this is the period when heavy rain abandons the city. But this is not all as May is a month when the famous jazz festival takes place, so you may benefit from both fun and weather.
Regardless of climate, your stay in Bergen is going to be welcoming if you book ahead at Booked.net.