What to do in Bergen

Norway, it’s one of those countries that speaks to my imagination. What do I really know about it? It gets very cold and well, that’s pretty much it. Of course we all know that the capital is Oslo, but guess what? Norway’s second biggest city Bergen is also worth paying a visit.

As I’m studying Journalism it’s always interesting to get to know more about foreign parts of the business. So a few months ago, I attended the Norwegian Media Festival in Bergen. To be honest, I never heard of this city before. But when you look it up, you will quickly recognize Bryggen with its famous colorful wooden houses by the water, which is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Bergen has quite a lot more to offer when it comes to pretty views. It’s surrounded by mountains and you can climb them. Don’t worry, if you don’t feel like walking, there’s also a cable-lift, Fløibanen. The view at the top is just breathtaking.

Besides the beautiful Norwegian aesthetic, the city also boasts quite a lot of cool places to eat and shop. I listed some of my favorite hotspots.

  • Kaffemisjonen: Out of all coffee shops in Bergen (there are many) definitely my favorite!
    • Øvre Korskirkeallmenning 5
  • Zupperia: An amazing restaurant that serves a fusion of European and Asian flavors.
    • Torget 13
  • Kløverhuset: One of the nicest department stores around the city.
    • Strandgaten 13-15
  • Høyer: The place to be for fashion lovers, with brands like Whyred and Samsøe & Samsøe.
    • Torgallmenningen 2

Pictures by Lorenzo Veppi

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