Old Town Bridge, Trondheim

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Old Town Bridge links the city center with the colorful neighborhood of Bakklandet, filled with cozy cafes and exclusive boutiques. Although originally constructed in 1681, the current bridge reflects numerous alterations. The last adjustment included replacement of the wooden foundations with a solid concrete structure. Notice the ornamented red portals that allow the bridge to still be lifted. Urban legend says that a Norwegian composer and a member of the resistance movement Oskar Hoddø composed a waltz from this bridge one night in April 1940. The bridge was thus nicknamed the Gate of Happiness after the popular waltz. A visit to Old Town Bridge represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Trondheim itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Wonderful place to see in a truly Norwegian atmosphere with colours and homes that are taking you into this beautiful country. This a place to be! 
    Wonderful place to see in a truly Norwegian atmosphere with colours and homes that are taking you into this beautiful country. This a place to be!  more »
  • The Old Town Bridge in Trondheim offers some fantastic views of both the Bakklandet houses and Nidaros Cathedral. It is a popular tourist spot and you can see why a must visit on your trip to... 
    The Old Town Bridge in Trondheim offers some fantastic views of both the Bakklandet houses and Nidaros Cathedral. It is a popular tourist spot and you can see why a must visit on your trip to...  more »
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  • Trondheim is a wonderful city to visit. It has a lot of character, partially linked to its location at the Trondheimfjord. From the old town bridge you have a beautiful view over the Nidelva and the storage houses bordering the water.
  • A quant old town and nearby cathedral. The bridge was very romantic and the old town full of charm. I thoroughly enjoyed the cathedral, but be warned you cannot take photos inside. The exterior is magnificent and the grounds a mixture of stalls, ships and old graveyard. When in Trondheim you absolutely must stop and check this place out! You will not be disappointed 😉

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