Gamle Bybro


There's been a bridge here since 1681, connecting the city with the Kristiansten Fort and guarded at each end by a watch-house (although only one now remains, currently occupied by a kindergarten). The present bridge dates from 1861, and it's a beauty – pedestrianised and clad in planks, it's the best place in town to get that essential shot of Trondheim's riverside warehouses. It's also the quickest way to get over to Bakklandet from the city centre.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Trondheim attractions

1. Vitensenteret

0.13 MILES

Children especially will enjoy the hands-on experiments at this practical, active centre with over 150 models to choose from.

2. Olavskirken Ruins

0.15 MILES

During excavations for the library on Kongens gate, archaeologists found the ruins of a 12th-century church, thought to be Olavskirken, now visible…

3. Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum

0.17 MILES

The permanent collection of this splendid museum exhibits the best of Scandinavian design, including a couple of bijou art-nouveau rooms. A whole floor is…

5. Nidaros Domkirke


Nidaros Cathedral is Scandinavia's largest medieval building, and the northernmost Gothic structure in Europe. Outside, the ornately embellished, altar…

6. Archbishop's Palace

0.21 MILES

The 12th-century archbishop's residence (Erkebispegården), commissioned around 1160 and Scandinavia's oldest secular building, is beside the cathedral. In…

7. Trondheim Kunstmuseum

0.23 MILES

Trondheim's Art Museum, a stone's throw from the cathedral, houses a permanent collection of modern Norwegian and Danish art from 1800 onwards, including…

8. King Olav Tryggvason Statue

0.25 MILES

The epicentre of town is Torvet, the central square (also spelt 'Torget') with its statue of King Olav Tryggvason atop a column that acts as a huge…