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- Nidaros Cathedral
- Pilgrim path St. Olavsweg
- Sunbathing at Ravnkloa
- Natural History and Archaeology Museum
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The 190,000-inhabitant city is not only an extremely popular city among students, but also among cultural holidaymakers. Accordingly, the choice of accommodation ranges from modern apartments in the city centre to Scandinavian wooden houses on the outskirts. While night owls mainly settle in the centre near the numerous bars and sights, families set up their camp on the southern outskirts of town near the small river Steindalsbekken. You will live along the "Kjopmannsgata" on the banks of the Nidelva and at the "Brattorkaia" at the harbour, from where you can enjoy the view of the fjord.
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Trondheim is the cultural metropolis of northern Norway and is therefore a real highlight for a sightseeing holiday. The exploration tour begins in the colourful quarter around the historic Gamle Byro bridge. The tour continues with a visit to the Nidaros Cathedral. Explore the Gothic cathedral, built in the 11th century, together with the adjacent bishop's palace and let yourself be carried away into the world of the medieval kings of Norway. A trip to the Kristiansten fortress from the 17th century and to the monk island of Munkholmen in the middle of the Trondheim fjord is also a must. The cultural trip is rounded off by museums worth seeing such as the Rock Music Museum "Rockheim", the Military History Museum as well as the Natural History and Archaeological Museum.
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Trondheim is characterised by a climatic influence on the polar climate zone in the north and the temperate zone in the south. This in turn gives the city cold winters and mildly humid summers. The ideal time for booking your vacation rental in Trondheim is therefore between the end of May and the beginning of September. If you don't mind the cold, you can also book your apartment between December and March and enjoy the magic of the snowy Norwegian winter in the coastal town.
Originally the town was called "Nioaross". The name comes from the Old West Norse and means as much as "mouth of the river Nio".
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Trondheim not only has a lot to offer culturally, nature lovers will also get their money's worth here. A hike on a section of the St. Olav's Trail is particularly recommended, which will take you through the natural idyll of the Trondheim Fjord to Oslo if you wish. The route goes back to the Viking king Olav Haraldsson II, who was buried under the Nidaros Cathedral, according to legends.2. Enjoy Norwegian specialities
Norwegian cuisine is a true Eldorado for lovers of maritime delicacies. In addition to the typical Norwegian fish cakes, you should also try the cooked cod (Kokt torsk) and the oven-baked catfish fillets (Ovnsbakt Steinbit). But meat lovers can also look forward to hearty dishes such as roast lamb (Lammesteik) or braised elk meat (Røkt elgsteik).3. Swimming in the cool fjord
If you arrive during the summer months, a boat trip to the island of Ravnkloa is a good idea. There you will find some of the most beautiful beaches in the region, right by the fjord, inviting you to sunbathe and picnic. But the jump into the cool water is only recommended for the brave.