Trondheim - Norway's first capital
Trondheim, or Nidaros as the city was formerly known, was Norway's first capital. The city was founded by Olav Tryggvason in 997 and was Norway's capital in the period 1030 1217 to.
Nidaros Cathedral is Norway's most important church. This is a Lutheran cathedral and considered Norway's national shrine. In the Norwegian Constitution of 1814 it was established that the Kingdom of Norway regent would be crowned in Trondheim. This happened recently in 1906 when Haakon VII was crowned.
The coronation ceremony was thereafter abolished by Parliament, and since then the church has been used for signing of the regent.
Trondheim has repeatedly been subjected to fires. The most famous is perhaps Horn Mans fire in 1681. After this, Major General Johan Caspar von Cicignon called upon to make plans for reconstruction of the city. The wide, straight streets Trondheim consists of is a result of these plans. But still today are the narrow streets in between the big wide, these are also called alleys.
Another measure to prevent town fire was the introduction of brick house-coercion in downtown Trondheim. This was unfortunately not implemented, and Trondheim experienced several major fires after this.
Even in more modern times, Trondheim has been hit by fire. In the period July 18, 2002 - February 21, 2003, it all burned 3 times in the center of Trondheim and a lot of history went up in smoke once again.
Munkholmen is a small island located just outside the center of Trondheim. The island is today a popular place to go on days when the weather allows little sunbathing and swimming. It runs passenger boats Ravnkloa located at the bottom of Monk Street in Trondheim. There is also a small cafe out on the island.
Until about 1100 was Munkholmen used as a place, and after that it was monks who reigned there.
From about 1680 was Munkholmen used as a state prison, the most famous prisoner sat was Peder Schumacher Griffenfeld.
Tyholtårnet is one of the most visited sights in Trondheim. 70 meters above ground give you a great overview of large parts of the city. Wonderfully, it will also be when darkness falls and gives you a very atmospheric "Trondheim ny natt".
in 2. In the tower you will find Egon Restaurant, which offers both food and drink to the skinny ones. But beware ... do not put your things too close to the windows, at best, take 1 hour before you have them back :)