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Where is it?
With a population of 193,000, Trondheim is not a big city on a European scale. However, it is the third largest in Norway. The wide range of things to do may in part be attributed to the city’s students, who number more than 30,000. The students leave their mark on the city by arranging many events, as well as attending the city’s other cultural offerings.
Trondheim has a number of sights that each year are among the most visited in Trøndelag. The Nidarosdomen cathedral is an impressive sight. The cathedral is the national sanctuary of Norway, built over the grave of St. Olav. Work began in 1070, but the oldest parts still in existence date from the middle of the 12th century.
Popular museums with exciting exhibitions include the National Museum of Decorative Arts, the Trondheim Museum of Art and the Archbishop’s Palace Museum. A museum that stands in stark contrast to these is Rockheim, Norway’s national museum of popular music. There are several options for getting to Trondheim and around.
Just a short ride from the city centre on the world’s northernmost tram, Gråkallbanen, you will find Bymarka. The popular recreation area is ideal for walking and jogging, with a network of marked trails criss-crossing the reserve, leading to viewpoints, rest areas and cabins selling refreshments.
The intimate city centre combined with the exciting shops makes Trondheim a popular city for shopping. Here you can enjoy many independent shops selling clothes and accessories that you won’t find everywhere. Particularly in historic Bakklandet, you will find several shops that make the garments they sell from scratch or by adapting old garments.
Trondheim is one of the places in Norway with the strongest focus on local food. Many local establishments, including pubs, cafés and restaurants, serve a wide range of excellent locally brewed beers, preferably together with food specially developed to accompany the beer. (Official text: trondheim.com: Find more inspiration on Trondheim's official website)