Bergen audio tour: Walk with a witch in 16th century Bergen

Walk with a witch in 16th century Bergen

Walking Tour

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60 mins
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1.9mi

About the Tour

Please note this tour is a fictional story and not a historical tour

It is the 7th of April 1590 and Anne Pedersdotter has been condemned to burn at the stake, convicted a witch. Accompany her on her last walk through 16th century Bergen as she recounts the story of her demise. From the respected wife of a prominent priest and teacher, best friends with the Governor's wife, to being found guilty of witchcraft. Anne will guide you around Vågen, the fjord of Bergen, revealing the 16th century landmarks of this powerful fishing port. You will encounter the wooden houses of Bryggen, Lille Øvergaten, the oldest cobbled street in Bergen, and pass by the famous Fish Market on Strandkaien. She will bring you all the way to the Witches' Monument on the tip of Nordnes, the site of her execution.

Tour Producer

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Noelle Harrison

Irish Author of the novels Beatrice, A Small Part of Me, I Remember, The Adulteress The Secret Loves of Julia Caesar & The Gravity of Love, and the play Witches' Gets. Resident in Bergen in Norway for 7 years, now based in Edinburgh in Scotland.

Major Landmarks

  • Bryggen

  • Bergen Cathedral

  • Bergen Fishmarket

Directions to Starting Point

Bergenhus is easy to find. Take a bus (5,6) to the last stop on Bryggen by the Radisson Hotel and from there you can see Rosenkrantz tower and easily walk to it. If you are arriving by cruise ship, you will normally pass Bergenhus as you walk towards the city centre. It is on your way, so it is easy to pick up the walk.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Shopping along Bryggen. The funicular train at the bottom of Fløyen will take you all the way to the top of the mountain with excellent viewing points. The Fish Market, Torget, by the harbour is worth a visit to sample local fish. You can take a boat trip on Strandkaien to visit fjords and islands. Visit the Tourist Office above the Fish Market to find out more details.

Best time of day

Any time of day is a good time. Daylight hours are long in the summer.

Precautions

Be careful of uneven cobble stones at certain points on the walk.

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Posted by ediibiet , about 2 months ago

Brilliant told story of the persecution of "witches", which also includes a few other interesting historical nuggets.

Posted by Jon L , over 2 years ago

Boring and disappointing. You learn not really about Bergen.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 2 years ago

Really interesting tour - absolutely freezing today so made for a brisk go of it!
Love the concept, especially when often all a cities history is captured in its museums and churches. A nice way to see Bergen.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , almost 3 years ago
Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.
Walk with a witch in 16th century Bergen