Hanseatic Museum and Schötstuben

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Hanseatic Museum, side view
Hanseatic Museum, front view

Hanseatisches Museum und Schötstuben ( Norwegian Det Hanseatiske Museum og Schøtstuene ) is a museum on Bryggen in Bergen , Norway . It deals with the life of mountain drivers from the German Hanseatic League .


The Finnegaarden, also Finnegården , is one of the twenty farms that belonged to the historic Hanseatic Hanseatic League Tyskebryggen, now Bryggen . In the great fire in 1702, seven eighths of all buildings, which were mostly made of wood, were destroyed, but a true-to-style reconstruction followed. The fire and the reconstruction is during the term of office of the secretary of the German Hanseatic League in Bergen on Bryggen Christian Wilhelm Höltich , whose portrait is right in the entrance area of ​​the museum (inventory number: HMB 422). The Bryggen Hanseatic Quarter with its around 60 buildings has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979 . In 1704 the Finngaarden was rebuilt. The Hanseatic Museum was housed in this office building in 1872. At the opening on June 26, 1872, Prince Oskar Frederik was present, who shortly afterwards became King of Norway and Sweden as Oskar II . Christian Koren-Wiberg was the museum's first director. As the collection grew, he had an extension built based on a design by the architect Conrad Fredrik von der Lippe. In 1901 the Finnegaarden was restored in style. The rear part of Finnegaarden was corrected and adapted in 1982 under the direction of the architect Øivind Maurseth .

Finnegården was closed in October 2018 to repair damage to the foundation and to replace the planks that are under the building. At the same time, the building is to be raised by around one meter. The restoration is scheduled to take until 2024. During this time, parts of the exhibition are housed in the Schötstuben.


The museum is the only one of the buildings on Bryggen that still has the original interior. It includes two trading rooms, a sea room and a country room, sleeping places for apprentices and a guest room. In 1916 the museum was handed over to the city of Bergen by its first director Christian Koren-Wiberg. The Hansemuseum and the Schötstuben were administered by Bergen until 2005 , but only managed by the organization Museum Vest from 2005, along with some other Norwegian museums . The houses and collections remained the property of the city of Bergen. A visit to the Schötstuben is included in the entrance fee to the museum.


The Schötstuben, also Schötstuene , Schøtstuene or Schütting , are only a five-minute walk away. You are next to the Marienkirche , the main church of the German merchants on Bryggen. The Schötstuben served the Hanseatic merchants as meeting rooms in winter. Because of the constant fire hazard, these houses were built a little away from the other farms on Bryggen. During the winter, hot meals were served here, otherwise the buildings were used as courtrooms, assembly rooms and ballrooms. The museum has three meeting rooms and a fire house that was used for cooking, baking and roasting.


  • Marco Trebbi: The Hanseatic Museum and Schötstuene , translated by Hilde Grotnes Arnesen, Bergen, 1996


  • Certificate of Excellence 2012 from TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2014 from TripAdvisor

See also

Web links

Commons : Hanseatic Museum in Bergen  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Article in Norwegian Wikipedia on this subject
  2. Det hanseatiske museum må heves. Hanseatisk museum, accessed on August 15, 2020 .
  3. ^ Translation from the museum on the museum website
  4. Certificate 2012
  5. Certificate 2014

Coordinates: 60 ° 23 ′ 44.8 "  N , 5 ° 19 ′ 32.8"  E