Known for its riverside timber buildings, cobbled streets, café culture and cyclists, the origins of the Bakklandet neighborhood actually lie in trade and industry as the former home of seamen, fishermen and laborers.
As delightful as the streets are today, it barely escaped being demolished. A 1965 city plan proposed the area be replaced with a four-lane highway. Local residents protested, and the area was saved after a 20-year fight. Don’t miss the great photo opportunities from the Old Town Bridge.