Thon Hotel Prinsen
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... on the road.
Mid afternoon we arrived at Trondheim. We were dropped off in the old part of the city to look at the cathedral and walk around for an hour. Nice little place. There are old wooden painted houses down by the water on wooden stilts that often appear on postcards. Nothing is open as it is Sunday afternoon. We did look for a supermarket but no luck. Apparently there is no where to buy a bottle of wine ...
Inside there was a local school party taking part in an organ recital. No photos were allowed inside but several Chinese tourists were openly taking pictures with flashes or of the organ recital on their handheld tablets.
I took a couple of pics and ...
... it now). Inside of the cathedral was even more impressive than the outside. It seemed that it's one of the few times I liked the inside of a cathedral. And this cathedral is shared by different religious denominations, which I found quite unique.
After the cathedral, the bus took us to the Ringve Museum. It was a musical museum which had musical instruments from different eras. We first went into the "barn" where there was a display of many musical instrument. Then ...
... Bridge, which offers great views of Kristiansten Fortress, to the downtown area. We stopped for coffee and brioche at a cafe.
We then returned to the Nidaros Cathedral for a tour and organ recital. This Gothic-style cathedral was completed in the early 14th century over the burial place of St. Olav, Norway's patron saint. St. Olav introduced Christianity to Norway and stopped the Viking age. Over the years a series of fires badly damaged the ...
... up the long, steep hill.
We made it to the top to see the Kristiansten fortress, built after a fire in 1681. It was only once threatened, in 1718, by the Swedish army who sieged Trondheim but didn’t attack the fortress. Instead they left, tried to cross the mountains back to Sweden and lost a lot of the army on this journey. The Norwegians also lost a lot of men due to the overcrowding ...