Trondheim's synagogue claims to be the world's northernmost. It has a small museum dedicated to the history of the local Jewish community, which was decimated by the Holocaust. Admission is by guided tour. For those with a deeper interest, an information board and map outside shows sites around town with historic links to Trondheim's Jewish community.

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1. National Military Museum

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In the same courtyard as the Archbishop's Palace, the National Military Museum is full of antique swords, armour and cannons, and recounts the days from…

2. Archbishop's Palace

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

3. Nidaros Domkirke

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

4. Trondheim Kunstmuseum

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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…

5. Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum

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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…

6. Gamle Bybro

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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…

8. King Olav Tryggvason Statue

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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…