Bryggen, also known as Tyskebryggen, is a series of Hanseatic heritage commercial buildings lining up the eastern side of the Vågen harbour in the city of Bergen, Norway. Bryggen has been on the UNESCO list for World Cultural Heritage sites since 1979.
The city of Bergen was founded around 1070 within the boundaries of Tyskebryggen. Around 1350 a Kontor of the Hanseatic League was established there, and Tyskebryggen became the centre of the Hanseatic commercial activities in Norway. Today, Bryggen houses museums, shops, restaurants and pubs.
Jun-Aug: daily 9 am - 5 pm
Sep: daily 10 am - 4 pm
For the rest of the year, Bryggens Venner has a "stop by" center for members, visitors, and tourists. Open on Tuesday and Thursday from 12-15 and Saturday from 11-14.
Official website http://www.stiftelsenbryggen.no/
UNESCO website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/59
Address Bryggen, 5003 Bergen, Norway
Coordinates 60°23'50.765" N 5°19'24.728" E