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Trondheim Sights and Landmarks Guide, Norway

Trondheim is a very significant city found in Norway. Its past and present merge perfectly, creating a very distinctive atmosphere in the city. The beautiful Trondheim Sights provide perfect suggestions for days out and exploration. Every visitor has the opportunity to choose between the many historical landmarks, museums, galleries, and recreational sites found in this marvelous city.

Trondheim Sights – Historical Landmarks

Trondheim takes pride in several of its striking historical attractions. Visitors will not just have a taste of the city’s past through these landmarks but also of the rich culture that it has. Taking a tour through these places is a surely satisfying experience.

Church Ruins. Archaeologists were able to excavate the ruins of a 12th century church, which they believe to be the Olavskirken. The church’s ruins, along with some of the well-preserved remains of people from an ancient graveyard are found in a courtyard between the old and new library buildings. Another church ruin believed to be from the Medieval Gregorious Church can be seen at the basement of SpareBank. These two church remains are a perfect way of learning the city’s 1000 years of history.

Bakklandet. This attraction is a 17th century locality found on the eastern part of the Nidelva River. Bakklandet is a perfect example of a community with houses made from old timber. People will find themselves immersed in this captivating blend of cafes, houses and stores. The cultural sense of Trondheim is very strong at this part of the city.

Trondheim Sights – Museums

Along with the beautiful historical landmarks, Trondheim Sights also has a number of museums showcasing different artifacts and works of art. Tourists have different options when it comes to choosing what type of museum they should visit.

Archbishop’s Palace Museum. This museum houses sculptures and archaeological artifacts from the Nidaros Cathedral. Aside from these displays, visitors of the palace can also view the Archbishop’s mint used to stamp coins.

National Museum of Decorative Arts. At this museum, guests will find a great collection of historical and modern silver, furniture, and fabrics. One noteworthy tapestry collection is titled “Three Women, Three Artists”, which displays the works of Synnove Anker Aurdal and Hannah Ryggen.

Maritime Museum. This museum used to be penitentiary in 1725. Today, it houses replicas of sailing ships and marine gadgets. The museum also displays The Star I’s harpoon gun and remnants of The Pearl, a ship which sank in 1781.

Trondheim Sights – Leisure Activities

Trondheim is known for the many leisure activities people can engage in while in the city. Many of the attractions in the city provide a perfect setting for many recreational endeavors. For people who are keen for fishing, they could visit the Nidelva River. This sight is famous for the large salmons that can be caught. During the winter months, the Bymarka is a perfect destination for ski-lovers. It provides alpine slopes and ski jumps.

All these wonderful sights in Trondheim are as beautiful as those mentioned in Oslo Sights and as interesting as those listed in Bergen Sights. To get an overview for the biggest city in norway, take a look at Oslo Travel Guide.

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