An old map over Bergen in Norway from 1885. This map is cool used in combination with the aerial photos I already uploaded, when using the transparency slider you can see the huge difference between Bergen in 1885 and today.
Hakons Hall was erected during the reign of King Hakon Hakonsson between 1247-1261. It was the largest and most imposing building of the royal residency in the 13th century when Bergen was the political center of Norway.
A must-see in Bergen : the Bergen Aquarium, which offers one of the largest collections of North Sea fish and invertebrates in its 70 aquariums.
Species from all over the world help to create an exciting presentation of marine life.
You can also study a variety of seals and penguins in the outdoor ponds.
Bergen-Belsen, (or Belsen) was a Nazi concentration camp in Lower Saxony, southwest of the town of Bergen near Celle. Between 1943 and 1945 an estimated 50,000 European civilians died there. A memorial and an exhibition centre exist on the site now.
In a fight during the Battle of Norway, this Fortress near the capital of Norway destroyed the German battleship Bluecher.
Famous for sinking of German battleship "Blücher" in the early hours of WWII in Norway. It took the Germans over 12 hours to overtake the small castle, set in the narrow inlet to Oslo, the capital of Norway. Meanwhile, the Royal family and the Goverment of Norway g...
The planning of a U-boat bunker in Bergen started already in late 1940 by Organization Todt, who also made a special group called "Einzatzgruppe wiking". They were set to coordinate the building of the U-boat bunker, as well as other bunkers along the coast. The construction of bunker "Bruno" started one year later. The bunker had 7 pens, including 3 dry-docks and 3 "we...
The Bergen Line (Norwegian: Bergensbanen), also called the Bergen Railway, is a 496 kilometer (308 miles) standard gauge single track railway line in Norway between Bergen and Oslo. It is the highest mainline railway line in Northern Europe, crossing the Hardangervidda mountain plateau at 1.237 metres (4,060 feet) above sea level. The first part of the railway from Bergen to Voss, the Voss Line...