TNC18 in Trondheim - sightseeing
|Pictures from the other days|
I stayed in Trondheim in the weekend before the conference. To serve as inspiration if you should have break from the conference and to provide photografic evidence that the sun can actually shine in Trondheim, here are some pictures from the sights around the town.
Getting around in Trondheim is made easier by a bicycle elevator
However, it requires considerable skill and practice
Kristiansten Fortress from 1684.
...where a wedding party is held. This is an opportunity to see the
Norwegian traditional costume (called a "bunad") in various forms.
You can buy a "bunad" in the city. It costs a fortune.
Munkholmen - a small island outside Trondheim with a fortress from the
as Kristiansten. You get there in 10 minutes by boat from Ravnkloa.
Munkholmen was also used by the Germans in WW2 for flak guns - here an
The main tower...
...served for many years as a prison.
The most famous prisoner was Peder Griffenfeld (world famous in Denmark
and Norway and nowhere else), that had a private chamber in the upper
The powder chamber, that served as hospital during WW2.
Nice wildlife: Eider ducks, known for their role as pillow stuffing.
The black guillemot, nesting on the island
Stiftsgården, the largest mansion made of wood in the Nordic area.
the Danish administration. Used today as
Norwegian - I love the language: What is known in the rest of
the world as an ATM, s much more descriptively named "Minibank".
The main building of the largest university in Norway: NTNU. You find
their activities all over town.
A very original restaurant...
...with a very authentic backyard
The old city bridge
Nidarosdomen - with the facade rebuilt in the 1800's to ressemble what
it looked like before the reformation
Ringve - a very nice suggestion for a few hours outside Trondheim. Just
take bus line 3 or 4.
The main feature is a musical instrument museum.
...and the NTNU botanical garden. Here, it is the renaissance section
with medical herbs etc.
A rather more brutal kind of architecture
are Dora 1
and 2, the WW2 bunkers
built as U-boat shelters by the German navy. They consist of so much
concrete that they have proven impossible to demolish and they are now
used as dry docks, parking, industry, offices, ...
...and even as karate studio
Trondheim a such a safe place that the central fire station does not
need access to the main road. When you see this, you think it is not
true. Go and check for yourself.
Maybe the road access is on the other side of the building?
No - here,
the fire engines would just tubmle into the river.
Norway is the coutry in the world with most electric cars per capita.
This means you will se a lotof Teslas, BMWs ets. However, they are not
all equally big and impressive: This Buddy is originally a Danish
but is now manufactured in Norway.
Another suggestion for a few hours picnic is to take the tram (called
trikk in Norwegian) from St. Olavs Gate...
...to the lake called Lianvatnet 235m above sea level
From the tram, you can also see the conference venue from this angle.
Martin Bech, DeiC, firstname.lastname@example.org