A night in a World Heritage Site
9 October 2013 • Second time in Bergen. Last June I picked a room with a view. This time I wanted something different, and ended up with a room without a view. Highly recommended.
Bergen is best known for its Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, these wooden houses that are on Unesco's list of World Heritage Sites and which turn the old harbor into a picture perfect postcard.
My hotel for one night -before taking the Fjordline ferry to Denmark- was located in one of the authentic buildings, the Finnegaarden Trading House.
Even if the “Det Hanseatiske Hotel” is not facing the dock, it was extremely easy to find. The “SAS Flybuss” took me in thirty minutes from the airport to Torget, the last but one stop, and after merely 2 minutes walking I stood at the reception of the hotel. Immediately I felt the good vibes of this place: authenticity, creativity and a very warm welcome by the receptionist.
My room was located on the fourth floor, just under the roof. It was love at first sight, and I felt very sorry that this time I couldn’t share the room with Véronique. We’ll have to come back.