Welcome to Bergen – Norway’s Reformation City!

Introductory film to Bergen – Norway’s Reformation City 2017
© University Museum of Bergen and Den Norske kyrkja – Bjørgvin bispedøme, produced by DigiUIB.

This website invites you to discover the religious history of Bergen, medieval Norway’s royal residence. Today, it is the country’s second largest city. In 2017, Bergen was also Norway’s official Reformation City, for the 500th anniversary of the start of the Lutheran Reformation.  Read more…

The ‘Walking Tour‘ is a self-guided city walk of about 5 km in and around Bergen’s city centre. It connects thirteen locations where the ‘long Reformation’ can be discovered. ‘Hordaland Churches‘ invites you to travel beyond the city limits to ten fascinating religious heritage sites in Hordaland county.

Further reading (mostly in Norwegian):

  • Hans-Emil Lidén & Ellen Marie Magerøy, Norges kirker: Bergen, 3 vols., Oslo 1980-1990
  • Anne Marta Hoff, Hans-Emil Lidén & Ola Storsletten, Norges kirker: Hordaland, 3 vols., Oslo 2000-2003
  • Alf Tore Hommedal, ‘Ora et labora – Be og arbeid: klosterliv i mellomalderbyen Bergen’, in Årbok for Universitetsmuseet i Bergen 16 (2011), pp. 35-49. Online accessible via http://www.uib.no/filearchive/ora-et-labora_2.pdf

This website is a joint initiative of the University Museum of Bergen and the Diocese of Bjørgvin.