Bergen Railway Station, Bergen

Bergen Railway Station, Bergen

Nestled right in the heart of Bergen, the local railway station is one of the busiest and grandest transport hubs in all of scenic Norway. For those rolling into town from Oslo by train this building represents a culmination of one of the world's most beautiful train rides. Indeed, Bergen Railway Station, apart from its technological efficiency, sparkles interest from an architectural standpoint as well.

The station was opened in 1913, four years after the Oslo-Bergen rail link had become operational, and replaced the town's former railway station located further west. It was designed by the well-known Norwegian architect, Jens Zetlitz Monrad Kielland, in the so-called National Romantic manner, reflecting a mix of more heavyset Medieval-inspired style with the modernist jugendstil (Art Nouveau) – the popular Northern European trend at the time.

Most vividly, this style is presented in the main hall, where the heavy stone walls are offset by the elegant roof and glass windows which show off the station’s, perhaps, most precious asset – a view to the mountains!

Back in the 1920s and 30s, the building attracted much attention as a HoReCa venue. In 1922, there was the Hotel Terminus established nearby, and in 1937, a restaurant inside the station. As of 2003, the building has been protected against any non-trivial modifications.
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Bergen Railway Station on Map

Sight Name: Bergen Railway Station
Sight Location: Bergen, Norway (See walking tours in Bergen)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Bergen, Norway

Create Your Own Walk in Bergen

Create Your Own Walk in Bergen

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bergen is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Bergen Shopping Tour

Bergen Shopping Tour

Bergen is probably one of the oldest shopping destinations in the northern Europe. For centuries, since its formation, the city has been a very important commercial hub. Today Bergen features a variety of shops and markets scattered around the city. The fact that Norway being an expensive country should not deter you from checking out the best shopping options in the city. Follow this self-guided...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles
Bergen Introduction Walking Tour

Bergen Introduction Walking Tour

It is a wonder Bergen has had so many fires in its history, considering it has averaged 200 days a year of rain. So, why the fires?

Flames leapt across the narrow streets. The compact wooden buildings were easy prey. In 1702 90% of the city was destroyed. Disasters continued through the years. Finally, in 1916, a new idea in prevention emerged. The way to stop a fire was to starve it.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Bergen's Architectural Jewels

Bergen's Architectural Jewels

Surprising as it may appear, but the seemingly small city of Bergen for centuries had been the largest in all of the Nordic countries. It also remained so for Norway until the 1830s. Apart from being the country's former capital (back in the 13th century), Bergen is well-known primarily for its astoundingly beautiful cityscape, formed by the backdrop of mountains and serene waterfront, much...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles