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Hanseatic Museum (Hanseatisk)

Finnegardsgaten 1a | Bryggen, Bergen 5003, Norway (Vågen)
47 55 54 46 90
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Ranked #13 of 63 Attractions in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: 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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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Haverford, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The Hanseatic Museum is directly on the Bryggen in Bergen. It's front and center to the harbor. It tells the story of living conditions of the German traders who lived in this area. The best part of the museum is that you get a true idea living conditions of these traders who once lived in this area. However the presentation... More

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Not sure what hanseatic meant, and was glad that I went to find out. Make sure you get the guided tour coz otherwise the place won't be as interesting. Went here with my kids (5 yo and 8 yo).

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Arden Hills, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We always wondered what Hanseatic meant and this is the place to find out. Wonderfully preserved building with knowledgeable guides. Located by the fish market.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Couldn't fit in the guided tour unfortunately. Try to arrange your visit time accordingly so as to get on one. Limited number of tours offseason. Still worth a visit without although some exhibits are lacking much information. On the other hand, they had a xeroxed paper you could take with you discussing much of the trading practices. Limited number of... More

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Bucks County, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We do not typically like museums, but since we were staying next door at the Det Hanseatiske Hotel we decided to visit the museum. And we were so glad we did. We took the tour, which lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes, and it was well worth the cost. The tour is offered in English several times a day.... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It was fun to see all of the history and learn a bit about it, but we didn't get any information about the tour so we just started walking around and it was hard to figure out what many of the rooms were for. Only when we were about to leave did we see a tour going up the stairs!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

The museum itself does not offer adequate description and explanation of the exhibits, if you do not go there and be part of the tour, you might find it hard to understand the place. Overall the museum and the tour were interesting. Worth a visit.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We were both interested in the Hanseatic League, so this was on our must-do list for Bergen. We had just started to work our way through the museum, when the guided tour (part of your entry fee) caught up with us. We enjoyed the history, but it was much better with the guide.

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Lanarkshir Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

You come here first in the Bryggen, but ut is better to go along to the main information point and join the Tour, which includes the Hanseatic Museum which otherwise has its own entrance fee

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

docent tour was worth the wait. they were great in explaining the history of Bergen and the rooms in museum. really appreciated the visit

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