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Panoramic view of Bryggen.
Panoramic view of Bryggen.
Bryggen*
UNESCO World Heritage Site

Bryggen in Bergen Built after 1702
State Party Flag of Norway Norway
Type Cultural
Criteria iii
Reference 59
Region Europe and North America
Inscription History
Inscription 1979  (3rd Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
† Region as classified by UNESCO.

Bryggen (Norwegian, "The Wharf"), also known as Tyskebryggen ("the German Wharf") is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings lining the eastern side of the fjord coming into Bergen, Norway. Bryggen is on the UNESCO list for World Cultural Heritage sites. The name has the same origin as the Flemish city of Brugge. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (10606x1598, 4522 KB) Beschreibung Description: The old Brygge buildings in Bergen, Norway Source: picture taken by author Date: created 2005-08-18. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (10606x1598, 4522 KB) Beschreibung Description: The old Brygge buildings in Bergen, Norway Source: picture taken by author Date: created 2005-08-18. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2544x1696, 715 KB) Summary Photo Nina Aldin Thune Processing — John Erling Blad (jeb) Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Bryggen Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... As of 2006, there are a total of 830 World Heritage Sites located in 138 State Parties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Metung Wharf on Bancroft Bay, Gippsland Lakes, Victoria, Australia A wharf is a fixed platform, commonly on pilings, roughly parallel to and alongside navigable water, where ships are loaded and unloaded. ... Fjord in Sunnmøre, Norway Geirangerfjord, Norway A fjord (or fiord) is a long, narrow estuary with steep sides, made when a glacial valley is filled by rising sea water levels. ... County Hordaland District Midhordland Municipality NO-1201 Administrative centre Bergen Mayor (2004) Herman Friele (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 215 465 km² 445 km² 0. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain range, lake, desert, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated for the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. ... For other uses, see Flanders (disambiguation). ... Sometimes referred to as the Venice of the North, Bruges has many waterways that run through the city. ...


The city of Bergen was founded in 1070. In 1360 a Kontor of the Hanseatic League was established there, and as the town developed into an important trading centre, the wharfs were improved. The administrative buildings of Bryggen housed clerks from many areas, especially Germany. The warehouses were filled with goods, particularly fish from northern Norway, and cereal from Europe. Events Hereward the Wake begins a Saxon revolt in the Fens of eastern England. ... Events October 24 - The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years War. ... A Kontor was a trading post of the Hanseatic League. ... Carta marina of the Baltic Sea region (1539). ... For other uses, see Fish (disambiguation). ... This article is about cereals in general. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Throughout history, Bergen has experienced many fires, since, traditionally, most houses were made from wood. This was also the case for Bryggen, and as of today, ca. 1/4 dates back to the time after 1702, when the older wharfside warehouses and administrative buildings burned down. The rest predominantly consists of younger structures, although there are some stone cellars that date back to the 15th century. Events March 8 - William III died; Princess Anne Stuart becomes Queen Anne of England, Scotland and Ireland. ...


Parts of Bryggen were destroyed in a fire in 1955. This area was used for the construction of Bryggen museum containing archeological remains, plus some old-style wooden houses, these being the six leftmost houses on the panoramic picture above. Controversially, a brick hotel was also raised on the premises, which is seen behind these six houses. Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ...


Today, Bryggen houses tourist, souvenir, and gift shops, in addition to restaurants, pubs and museums.


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Google Earth 3D Model: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=5bd11280b7881b3be6cf7f6605d1db5d

Coordinates: 60°23′51″N, 5°19′24″E Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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