The spiritual capital of Norway - Trondheim
Where will we see the world's only road sign warning tourists not to leave valuables in the car? In Trondheim, Norway, where guests can also visit the famous sanctuary, a bicycle lift and a royal timber residence.
Fjords, clean lakes and rivers, rugged mountains and the magnificent views that can be admired from them attract to Norway as much as the monuments. One of the centers that will be remembered by everyone who visits the homeland of Norwegian salmon is Trondheim. It is the most northerly city in the world with trams. It also has one of the highest percentage of cyclists in the whole of Norway. What's more, Nordheim has the world's only bicycle lift . It is called Trappe and is a peculiar lift that goes up along Brubakken Street.
Another tourist attraction of the city is situated in close proximity to Trappe. It is located on a hill with a beautiful panorama of the whole of Trondheim. Both the fortress and its neighbor, the Gamle Bybro bridge ("Old Town Bridge"), were built after a great fire in the second half of the 19th century. 17th century to protect the city. Today, the fortress is simply a great vantage point on Trondheim, and the bridge is eye-catching with decorations. It is one of the main symbols of the city, and while on it you can see another characteristic element - port warehouses on stilts.
Things to do in Trondheim
The most important attractions of the city can be seen during a 1.5-hour cruise on the local waters (the beginning of the course in Ravnkloa). However, if someone has more time, he should definitely visit the Nidaros Cathedral, built on the tomb of King Olaf II, proclaimed a saint. Nidarosdomen is the national sanctuary of Norway, a huge building to which for hundreds of years pilgrimages have come from all over the country to see this miracle of sacred architecture at least once. Today, it also arouses great interest - it is visited by thousands of tourists every year.
The mentioned Ravnkloa is located on the coast, near the fish market. Cruise ships depart from here to the small island of Munkholmen . In the times of the Vikings, courts were held there, later a monastery was built here, then the island became a fortress protecting access to the city from the sea. Today it can be visited with a guide. It is worth mentioning that under the fortress walls there is one of the most popular bathing areas in Trondheim.
The archbishop's palace is a priceless monument for which the city is famous. It is the oldest secular building in the whole of Scandinavia, as well as one of the best-preserved architectural complexes of this type in Europe. The southern wing of the palace houses the Archbishop's Palace Museum, while the western wing houses an exhibition of royal jewels, the Museum of the Resistance and the Army Museum.
When it comes to records, it is impossible not to mention Stiftsgården , an 18th-century royal residence which is the largest wooden palace in Scandinavia. It attracts tourists' attention with both its impressive size and structure.
Trondheim is also famous for its rock and pop museum. Rockheim (literally "stone house") was opened in 2010, and visitors can listen to popular songs in it, ranging from the 1950s to the latest hits. We can find them in the port district.
If someone comes to the city by car, they can leave it for the duration of the visit, e.g. in the university parking lot next to the cathedral. The fee is approx. 50Kr. And if you want to stay longer in this picturesque area, you can stay at Vikhammer Camping A / S. It is located approx. 14 km west of Trondheim, and when it comes to fees, we will pay 230Kr for a place for a motorhome (about 115 PLN), and for access to electricity - 30Kr.
Norway boasts many attractions, both in terms of nature and culture. In Trondheim we will find both, and we will never forget the views we see there.
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