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Trondheim

Country
Norway
State
Sor-Trondelag
City
Trondheim
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Trondheim has an international airport, Trondheim Airport, Værnes, situated in Stjordal, which is Norway's fourth largest airport in terms of passenger traffic.

By Train

Major railway connections are the northbound Nordland Line, the eastbound Meraker Line to are and Ostersund in Sweden, and two southbound connections to Oslo, the Roros Line and Dovre Line.The Coastal Express ships (Hurtigruten: Covering the Bergen–Kirkenes stretch of the coast) call at Trondheim, as do many cruise ships during the summer season.Since 1994 there is also a fast commuter boat service to Kristiansund, the closest coastal city to the southwest.Trondheim also boasts the northernmost (since closure of Arkhangelsk tram in 2004) tramway line in the world: the Grakallen Line, the last remaining segment of the Trondheim Tramway, is an 8.8 kilometres (5.5 mi) route (which is mostly single-track outside the inner most parts of the city; except the stretch between Breidablikk and Nordre Hoem stations) which runs from the city centre, through the Byasen district, and up to Lian, in the large recreation area Bymarka.Trondheim boasts the world's only bicycle lift, Trampe.

By Bus

The bus network, operated by AtB, runs throughout most of the city and its suburbs.Bus service starts at about 05:00 and the latest service is around midnight.\In addition, the Nattbuss (Night Bus) service ensures cheap and effective transport for those enjoying nightlife in the city centre during the weekends.Note that the Nattbus has other prices than ordinary buses.The European route E6 highway passes through the city centre of Trondheim in addition to a motorway bypass along the eastern rim of the city.

Key places to visit
Kristiansten Fortress, Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim Science Museum, Ringve Museum, Stifts Garden


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Places to Visit

Kristiansten Fortress

Is located on a hill east of the city of Trondheim in Sor-Trondelag county, Norway.It was built after the city fire of Trondheim in 1681 to protect the city against attack from the east.Construction was finished in 1685.It fulfilled its purpose in 1718 when Swedish forces laid siege against Trondheim.The fortress was decommissioned in 1816 by king Charles XIV John.

Nidaros Cathedral

Is a church located in the city of Trondheim in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway.It was the cathedral of the Norwegian archdiocese, from its establishment in 1152 until its abolition in 1537. Since the Reformation, it has been the cathedral of the Lutheran bishops of Trondheim (or Nidaros) in the Diocese of Nidaros.The architectural style of the cathedral is Romanesque and Gothic. Historically it was an important destination for pilgrims coming from all of Northern Europe.Along with Var Frue Church, the cathedral is part of the Nidaros og Var Frue parish in the Nidaros deanery in the Diocese of Nidaros.

Trondheim Science Museum

Is a scientific hands-on experience center located in the Kongens gate area of Trondheim, Norway.Trondheim Science Museum is a scientific hands-on experience center which offers many activities in addition to the exhibition.Visitors can conduct experiments on the displayed models. Some of these include the Planetarium, kitchen chemistry, Experiment Club, robotlab, inventor workshops and popular lectures.Trondheim Science Museum is located in the former premises of the Bank of Norway in Trondheim which was designed in 1830-1831 by architect Ole Peter Riis Høegh (1806-1852) after preparatory work by the architect J. C. Raeder.The building was completed in 1833.The current appearance was the result of renovation and modernization in 1897 by architects Johan Martinus Christensen (1863-1935) and Lars Solberg (1858-1921).

Ringve Museum

Is Norway's national museum for music and musical instruments, with collections from all over the world.The museum is based on the private collection of founder Victoria Bachke and was opened to the public in 1952. Jon Voigt (1928-1997) succeeded Victoria Bachke as director in 1963 and continued until 1997.Over the years many famous musicians visited Ringve, including Artur Schnabel, Lilly Krauss, Ignaz Friedman, Percy Grainger and Kirsten Flagstad, as well as the artist, Edvard Munch.

Stifts Garden

Is the royal residence in Trondheim, Norway.It is centrally situated on the city’s most important thoroughfare, Munkegaten.At 140 rooms constituting 4000 m2 (43000 ft2), it is possibly the largest wooden building in Northern Europe, and it has been used by royals and their guests since 1800.Prominent guests resided there when in Trondheim.Thus, this location has been the place of residence in Trondheim for the Norwegian Royal Family since 1704.The first royals ever to visit the present building were Crown Prince Frederik and Princes Carl and Frederick of Hesse, who were the guests of General von Krogh in 1788.

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September - December
May - July

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