Next to Gamle Bybro you will find the most attractive of these old wodden houses along the river Nida. They certainly look best in the morning-sun and when you take the pics from one of the bridges there. Next to the bicycle-lift there is also a small square that will reach to the river and will allow you to make photos of the houses of the opposite bank of the river.
Gamle Bybro - the old wooden draw-bridge dates back to the end of the 19th century and it is out of order nowadays, but you still can see all wheels and chains and may imagine, how it once worked. Once that you are at this bridge dont miss to take a closer look at the bicycle-lift that you will find in a distance of just 50 meters. (read more about it in my next tip!)
Gamle Bybro is the old town bridge and it is also called the Gate of Fortune. it was built in 1861 and yes, even originaly it had those striking carved red gates. There was an excise house at the end of the bridge, and it is now used as a day centre.
When I saw this bridge, from the distance (and admittedly my eyesight isn't the best) I thought it looked like a Chinese bridge or something, only without dragons. Imagine my surprise when I found out that the architect was some very locally born Carl Adolf Dahl
Sidenote: the bridge is closed to the traffic.
The Old Town Bridge spans the Nid river and it is made of wood. It reminded me a little of a Chinese bridge with the red wood construction, but no, it was not imported, but built here in Trondheim in 1861. There are two gates, one of them called the "Gate of Fortune" (see what I mean???)
You can't miss it on your way to Bakklandet!
The colorful wooden houses in Trondheim add to the beautiful feel of the city - on the banks of the river you see the different houses in colors red, yellow, ocre, grey and white. The streets in the old town are small and narrow and the atmosphere in this area is very cozy!!!
The Gamle Bybro (the Bridge of the Old Town) was built in hte 1681. Originally the Gamle Bybro was constructed of wood, but the wood was supported on three stone piers. In the middle of the bridge an iron grill/gate was placed. This remained a guarded city gate until 1816. At each end of the bridge there was a toll and guard house. The access house on the west end still stands, but that on the east side was taken down in 1824. In 1861 the bridge was restored and modify as appear today.
The Bryggen of Trondheim is one of the best example of ancient warehouses in the middle Norway. They were built between the 18th and 19th century and, as yuo can see, they remember the ones in Bergen. Today they are offices, dresses shops and restaurants. You can see the Bryggen from the Gamle Bybro Bridge or Bakke Bru Bridge.
Liz and I saw an impressive line-up of colourful warehouses which dates back to the 18th century. It was so lovely since each house was painted in a cheerful colour. Now this was the moment we could click our cameras away.
Photo Note: Personally I found this "little bryggen" more pictureresque than the famous ones found in Bergen. There were no obstructions to photography and the river lends a nice mirror-like calm to the whole scenary. I was disappointed when I saw the "real" Bryggen in Bergen. Big fat cranes obstructed my view!
You'll catch sight of this pretty red bridge, Gamle Bybro (The Old Town Bridge) as you stroll along the Bryggen (old warehouses ) in the old part of town. Constructed in 1861, this bridge completes the picture of Old Trondheim. Walk beyound it and make your way up to the old fort for a pictureresque view of Trondheim.
"Gamle bybro" - also called Lykkens Portal - translated the Portal of Happiness. Most tourist visiting Trondheim stop to take photos of the bridge and the charming wooden house area Bakklandet which awaits you on the other side of Nidelven.
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