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For more than a thousand years, Trondheim has been a center for development of science, culture, infrastructure and innovation. The city is dominated by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and other technology-oriented institutions.

Norway’s historic capital, situated at 63 degrees north, has many facets. Thanks to the Nidaros Cathedral, the city has been a destination for pilgrims for hundreds of years.
When strolling the old streets among traditional wooden houses, it’s like traveling back in time. But, do not be fooled by the cosy little alleyways: Trondheim has developed into a modern city that has a whole lot more to offer. A vibrant cultural life with a wide range of exhibitions and festivals, restaurants serving local culinary delights, cutting-edge technology, and hiking trails – Trondheim has it all. With its colourful warehouses, waterways and wooded hills, Trondheim is one for the picture album. Fishing boats putter around the harbour, gulls wheel and screech overhead, and nature is always close at hand.


Attractions in Trondheim

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Nidaros Cathedral

Nidaros Cathedral is the world’s northernmost medieval cathedral and Norway’s national sanctuary. The Cathedral is the grave church of St. Olav, the patron Saint of Norway. In addition to it now being one of Europe’s major historical pilgrim destinations, coronations and royal blessings take place in the church.
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The Archbishop´s Palace Museum

The pre-reformation home and administrative centre of the Norwegian Archbishops. In 1983 a fire destroyed two large wooden buildings in the Archbishops’ palace. A new museum was erected in their place, housing many of the most spectacular finds from the archaeological excavations on the site. Here you’ll also find the reminds of the Archbishop’s mint.
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Kristiansten Fortress

The fortress was built after the great fire of 1681, and offers fantastic views of the city and its surroundings. During WWII the Nazi authorities executed members of the Norwegian resistance here. The fortress is open to the public, and you’ll find an open café inside the fortress walls all year. The main building featured in the picture above is
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The Old Town Bridge

The first bridge here was built in 1681, to provide easy access from the city to Kristiansten Fortress. The current bridge was designed by Carl Adolf Dahl, and erected in 1861. It is known to locals as  “The portal of joy”.
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Munkholmen

Munkholmen is an island in the Trondheim Harbour area, approximately 2 kilometres from the town centre. The island was originally named Nidarholm. During the Viking Age, this was a place where public executions were held. Munkholmen is also where the founder of Trondheim, Olav Tryggvason, put Kark’s and Håkon Earl’s heads on poles, after battling for kingdom and Christianity in
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Rockheim

Rockheim er det nasjonale museet for populærmusikk. Rockheim skal samle inn, ta vare på og videreformidle norsk populærmusikk fra 1950-tallet og frem til i dag. Rockheim ligger på Brattørkaia i Trondheim.
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The Wharves

The oldest of the wharves and storehouses lining the river as it passes through the city were built in the 1700s. They appear today much as they did then. The wharves facing seawards are of slightly more recent construction. Most were erected during the 18- and 1900s.
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