BERGEN — West of the City Centre

This area is west of the city centre of Bergen.

The sights found here are:
Damsgard
Alvøen

Damsgard

Damsgard
This beautiful 18th century mansion is the most important example of Rococo architecture in Norway and one of the best preserved wooden structures of this period in Europe. It was built in the 1770s for the Minister of War. The interiors of the building are the original and the recreated garden contains authentic plants, vegetables, trees, statues and fountains of the time. You can get here via Bus 19 from the centre of Bergen.
For information about Damsgard visit the website at: http://www.bymuseet.no/index.php?vis=82

Traveller's Tip

Damsgard is only open in the summer months so see the website for opening times.
Alvøen

Alvøen
This is one of Norway’s oldest industrial communities. Here you will find worker’s cottages, production buildings and a manor house which was the home of the owners of the community, the Fasmer family. This family created a small community here including a school, savings bank, library and community hall for the workers. The manor house was one of Bergen’s finest and grandest private homes. It has now been opend to the public. The house will not only give you a history of the family who lived here but also a history of the times. There is a lovely garden and park which is free to the public.
For information about Alvøen visit the website at: http://www.bymuseet.no/?vis=101