Old Town Bridge, Trondheim

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Old Town Bridge links the city center with the colorful neighborhood of Bakklandet, filled with cozy cafes and exclusive boutiques. Although originally constructed in 1681, the current bridge reflects numerous alterations. The last adjustment included replacement of the wooden foundations with a solid concrete structure. Notice the ornamented red portals that allow the bridge to still be lifted. Urban legend says that a Norwegian composer and a member of the resistance movement Oskar Hoddø composed a waltz from this bridge one night in April 1940. The bridge was thus nicknamed the Gate of Happiness after the popular waltz. A visit to Old Town Bridge represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Trondheim itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • don't miss crossing here for iconic photos of t he old town. Easy to reach, great vistas, great vibe. 
    don't miss crossing here for iconic photos of t he old town. Easy to reach, great vistas, great vibe.  more »
  • Definitely an Insta spot with magnificent Norwegian homes in the distance. Stop and capture a moment on the bridge! It’s a cute little town. 
    Definitely an Insta spot with magnificent Norwegian homes in the distance. Stop and capture a moment on the bridge! It’s a cute little town.  more »
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  • A very nice place to take pictures, just steps away from the cathedral's complex. For a better chance, come in the morning when less tourists are crowding the bridge. You'll definitely have better opportunity to get nice pictures. Always need the blessing of good weather of course.
  • Great view and so relaxing to be on. There were many shoes, cafes and the bicycle lift just behind it. A definite mustgo on the way to the city square!

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