Hanseatisk Museum & Schøtstuene
Bergen Express Toy Train
Bergen wouldn't be a tourist town if it didn't have a toy train, which trundles along the Bryggen waterfront from opposite the...
For an unbeatable view of the city, ride the 26-degree Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mt Fløyen (320m), with departures every 15...
This quiet cafe is where old Norwegian meets Bob Marley, with traditional Norwegian decoration, rustic wooden tables and a laid-back...
This lovely old food market has cheeses, meats and all sorts of gourmet items.
Hanseatisk Museum & Schøtstuene information
Lonely Planet review
The terrific Hanseatic Museum provides a window into the world of Hanseatic traders. Housed in a rough-timber building from 1704, it starkly reveals the contrast between the austere living and working conditions of Hanseatic merchant sailors and apprentices, and the lifestyle of the management. Highlights include the manager's office, quarters, private liquor cabinet and summer bedroom; the apprentices' quarters, where beds were shared by two men; the fish storage room, which pressed and processed over a million pounds (450,000kg) of fish a month; and the fiskeskrue (fish press), which pressed the fish into barrels. The nearby Schøtstuene is a reconstruction of one of the original assembly halls where the fraternity of Hanseatic merchants once met for their business meetings and beer guzzling. The Schøtstuene is closed in January and February.