As the Corona Virus makes us all stay at home, and not able to travel to the destinations we want to, Ethical Travel Portal is introducing a new series – where you can travel to these amazing destinations in Norway via stories, told by local experts who are passionate about their destination. Join us to learn about these incredible destinations and the wonderful stories that they are proud of.
Secrets of Bergen
Not many people know it, but Bergen and the harbor called “Bryggen” was quite an important port for trade in the world. It has not changed much in size really, and that is part of its charm, and is easily one of the most beautiful towns in Norway, and by far the most popular. It hold many secrets, and we shall start unveiling them through storytelling, until the time you can come and discover it on your own!
The Battle of Bryggen
About 350 years ago, a war between two superpowers at that time – England and the Netherlands – happened in the harbour in Bergen, then a very important port for trade. In this online guided StoryTelling session, Local Expert Hilde takes you into this story, how it unfolded, and what do locals of beautiful Bergen make of it now, in retrospect.
16th June 2020 | 1800 CET
One hour | online
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Mysterious Margrete | Princess or Imposter
A long time ago, a ship arrived from Germany into Bergen, with a woman names Margrete, who claimed to be a long lost Princess. No one believed her and she was burnt on the stake and her husband beheaded. Long after this happened, a cult formed around her and made her a Saint, with remnants in Bergen to this day!
18th June 2020 | 1800 CET
One Hour | online
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