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Bergen - Puddefjord with many warships 1909

Bergen - Puddefjord with many warships 1909

The name Bergen comes from "Bjørgvin" which means the green meadow between the mountains (bjørg: mountain, wine: green meadow, pastures). Bergen was given the status of city of Olav Kyrre in 1070. Until 1299 the city was the king's main seat and was considered Norway's capital.

The name Bergen comes from "Bjørgvin" which means the green meadow between the mountains (bjørg: mountain, wine: green meadow, pastures). Bergen was given the status of city of Olav Kyrre in 1070. Until 1299 the city was the king's main seat and was considered Norway's capital.

Bergen - Bryggen Postkort: Oppi, ca.1950 Bergen city was founded on a green plain between the mountains over 900 years ago. Today, there are 277,391 inhabitants - and the city is still strong for itself.

Bergen - Bryggen Postkort: Oppi, ca.1950 Bergen city was founded on a green plain between the mountains over 900 years ago. Today, there are 277,391 inhabitants - and the city is still strong for itself.

Står Nygårdsparken okt. 1889 på bildet. Fotografi skapt av Ukjent  Laget mellom 1889-10-01 og 1889-10-31 Signatur:  ubb-bros-04548

Står Nygårdsparken okt. 1889 på bildet. Fotografi skapt av Ukjent Laget mellom 1889-10-01 og 1889-10-31 Signatur: ubb-bros-04548

Bergen city was founded on a green plain between the mountains over 900 years ago. Today, there are 277,391 inhabitants - and the city is still strong for itself.

Bergen city was founded on a green plain between the mountains over 900 years ago. Today, there are 277,391 inhabitants - and the city is still strong for itself.

Alpine skiing

Mathias Zdarski:Del Telemark al Esqui AlpinoFrom Telemark to Alpine Skiing

BERGEN views of the harbor and up the mountain. Year unknown.

BERGEN views of the harbor and up the mountain.

Tyskebryggen seen from the mountain side a day on 1880-1890 's, captured by photographer Marthinius Skøien ( view panoramic photo - National Library ) .

Tyskebryggen seen from the mountain side a day on 's, captured by photographer Marthinius Skøien ( view panoramic photo - National Library ) .

Harald Fairhair (1st King of Norway) and Snofrid Svaesdotter

Harald Fairhair King of Norway) and Snofrid Svaesdotter. From Snorri Sturlason Heimskringle saga. King Harald fell instantly in love and made Snofrid his wife.

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