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Det Hanseatiske Museum og Schoetstuene

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Address: Finnegaarden 1a | Bryggen, Bergen 5003, Norway (Formerly Hanseatic Museum (Hanseatisk))
Phone Number: 47 53 00 61 10
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This wooden building is furnished in 16th-century style and gives visitors...
This wooden building is furnished in 16th-century style and gives visitors a feel of what Bergen was like in its medieval trading days.
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A gem in Bergen

We walked by this museum many times before we decided to visit. It is bigger inside, and our tour guide spoke perfect English. We knew nothing about the Hanseatic League so found... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

On a rainy morning (plenty of those in Bergen), we chose to meander through the Hanseatic Museum. Fascinating history of the time in a well preserved 300+ year-old building meant an easy hour of learning and enjoyment. My 6 year-old son had fun and the museum offers a quiz for the kids to keep their interest. He got a prize... More 

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Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We walked by this museum many times before we decided to visit. It is bigger inside, and our tour guide spoke perfect English. We knew nothing about the Hanseatic League so found the museum very interesting, especially how the young German apprentices lived. It is very small, but definitely worth a visit.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Brilliant museum. A must for any visit to Bergen. Wonderfully done and quite unique. Need to be a little nimble though so not for disabled tourists.

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Really cool museum, fun to walk through. take your time as it isn't that big and really soak it in. Lots of information and it is interesting, especially the stuff about the drying of the fish. Watch where you step as it is dark and the floor is uneven.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I like to see bits of history that preserve an idea of what everyday life would have been like. This museum does a great job of explaining life for a Hanseatic trader, which is something that is far more interesting than I ever would have guessed.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This museum offers both self-guided & guided tours. We chose the well done self-guided approach. The restored wooden building provides an excellent overview of the life style & origins of the German trading masters of Bryggen. The posters provide English summaries of the history & geographic reach of these sea traders. The old photos of the fishing industry are particularly... More 

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Goa, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A very interesting museum in an old house which was occupied by the Hanseatic traders and their apprentices dealing with the cod export. A great view of the tough life in the middle ages where people were sleeping in cupboard type beds to avoid being eaten by the rats. Nice museum shop on the ground floor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

small, but worth to visit. see, how hanse people lived centuries ago. get a complete overview of the impressive hanseatic activities. be part of an official tour. the guys tell you much more than you can read in the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A great short self or guided tour. It was interesting to learn about their lives, and walk around these houses seeing how the lived and worked. Be sure to go to the second house over by the church, it is included and I liked it even more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The pretty and colorful Hansa house along the wharf give you an overview to life in Bergen. You can wander around in some very old buildings, see how the sailors live and their bunks etc. A must in Bergen.

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Address: Finnegaarden 1a | Bryggen, Bergen 5003, Norway (Formerly Hanseatic Museum (Hanseatisk))
Phone Number: 47 53 00 61 10
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Hordaland  >  Bergen

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