Bergen harbor

The city looks best from the sea side

Bergen is a city and a municipality in Hordaland county on Norway's west coast, surrounded by the Seven Mountains, and often called the capital of Western Norway. Bergen was founded by Olav Kyrre in 1070 with the name Bjørgvin, which means "the green meadow between the mountains".

Bergen has throughout its history been a leading international trading and maritime city, and was the kingdom's capital during the Norwegian Empire's heyday until 1314.

The pier in Bergen is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and reminds of the city's historical connection to the Hanseatic League.

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