Photographer's Note

Bryggen in Bergen, also known as German Quay and Hansa Bryggen, including the old Hanseatic wooden buildings in central Bergen. It consists of approximately 13 acres of 61 listed buildings, and is on UNESCO's world heritage list.

Pier was built around 1070, and was from 1360 to 1754 the seat of the German office in the city and the central hub of the Hanseatic trading in Norway. Hansa Company was however also the Nordic region's first trading company.

All the buildings at Bryggen in Bergen is in private ownership. Foundation Bryggen (established in 1962) owns 35 buildings, and is therefore the owner with the most buildings.
Foundation Bryggen is a dedicated organization that works for the preservation of world heritage, and has a staff of carpenters with special expertise in traditional crafts.

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