Southern Trondheim Walking Tour, Trondheim

Southern part of Trondheim houses many interesting attractions, including old Elgeseter Bridge, green Marinen, the mysterious Nidaros Cathedral Cemetery, the modern New Town Hall, Thomas Angell's Hus, the unique Municipal Bicycle Lift, and the outstanding Kristiansten Fortress. Check out the most popular attractions in the southern part of Trondheim in the next walking tour!
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Southern Trondheim Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Southern Trondheim Walking Tour
Guide Location: Norway » Trondheim (See other walking tours in Trondheim)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Author: leticia
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Elgeseter Bridge

1) Elgeseter Bridge

Elgeseter Bridge (in Norwegian Elgeseter bru) is on European route E6 which passes over the Nidelva river and connects Prinsens street in the center of Trondheim (a city and municipality in the county of Sør-Trøndelag, Norway) with Elgeseter street at Elgeseter in the south. Trondheim city council decided on March 17, 1949 that the bridge should be built. Elgeseter bridge was opened in 1951 after a construction period of 2 years. The main entryway into Trondheim for hundreds of years has been at Elgeseter; the first bridge here is mentioned in 1178. It was on this bridge that the battle between the birkebeiners and the baglers took place in 1199.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Marinen

2) Marinen

Marinen is a nice public park, located behind the Cathedral and the Archbishop's Palace on the banks of the river Nid. It is a large green area which is popular with both the young and the old, a great place for recreation, play activities and sunbathing on hot summer days.
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Nidaros Cathedral Cemetery

3) Nidaros Cathedral Cemetery (must see)

The Cathedral Cemetery walk is not for everyone, but it merits a visit, the cemetery has many beautifully sculptured gravestones and monuments. Take a walk in the silent green grounds, where the most prominent of Trondheim’s people are buried, and you could have a spiritual experience.
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Rådhus (New Town Hall)

4) Rådhus (New Town Hall)

Rådhus or New Town Hall represents a contemporary, fashionable, fortress-like establishment. Here, almost all of Trondheim's day-to-day administrative duties are handled. New Town Hall is not open to the public, however it is worth a look.
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Thomas Angell's Hus

5) Thomas Angell's Hus

Thomas Angell's Hus was founded in 1770 and was a retirement home for poor widows. The baroque building was extensively renovated in accordance with its original design in 1903. In the building's courtyard you will find a pleasant and beautiful garden.
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Sykkelheis (Municipal Bicycle Lift)

6) Sykkelheis (Municipal Bicycle Lift) (must see)

Trondheim is home to the world's only bicycle lift. Sykkelheis was built by the local civic government. This mechanized conveyor belt hauls bicycles, with their riders, up a steeply inclined stretch of a picturesque bike pathway.
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Kristiansten Fortress

7) Kristiansten Fortress (must see)

Kristiansten Fortress (old spelling Christiansten Fortress, Kristiansten Festning in Norwegian) is located on a hill east of Trondheim, Norway. It was built after the city fire of Trondheim in 1681 to protect the city against attack from the east. Its construction was finished in 1685. It fulfilled its purpose in 1718 when Swedish forces laid siege to Trondheim. The fortress was decommissioned in 1816 by king Charles John. The main building featured in the picture is the defensive tower - Donjonen - with artillery, quartering and stores. After decommissioning in 1816 it became the location of the fire service. It has been a museum since 1997.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Trondheim, Norway

Create Your Own Walk in Trondheim

Create Your Own Walk in Trondheim

Creating your own self-guided walk in Trondheim 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.
Trondheim Museums and Galleries

Trondheim Museums and Galleries

Museums and galleries in Trondheim are varied and cover a wide selection of topics. From Norway's third biggest collection of pictorial art to antique military ware, Trondheim is ready to offer something interesting to everybody. Take the following tour to visit the most interesting museums and galleries in Trondheim!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Trondheim's Old Town Walking Tour

Trondheim's Old Town Walking Tour

Trondheim’s center or Old Town is a fascinating district with plenty of historic buildings, cultural places, prominent landmarks, amazing attractions, medieval churches, and an unforgettable Norwegian atmosphere. Take the following tour to discover the most outstanding attractions in Trondheim’s Old Town!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Presiding over the namesake fjord in the heart of Norway, Trondheim the city boasts a great deal of cultural and historic richness. Topping the list of the local landmarks is 11th century Gothic-style Nidaros Cathedral renowned for its intricate ornate facade. Located nearby Archbishop’s Palace Museum showcases archaeological findings and sculptures, including the gargoyles that once adorned the cathedral. To explore these and other prominent sights of Trondheim, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Trondheim Canal Walking Tour

Trondheim Canal Walking Tour

Trondheim Canal dates back to the 19th century and is a most impressive sight. By the canal you will find amazing attractions, prominent monuments, cultural venues, historic places, and of course a marvelous view of the sea. Take the following tour to discover the beautiful Trondheim Canal area!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Trondheim for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Trondheim has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Trondheim, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.