Escorted Rail Tours to Trondheim
Discover the imposing Nidaros Cathedral
Founded in the 10th century, Trondheim is one of the oldest
cities in Norway -
as well as one of its largest - and is brimming with history.
Having been the former seat of the Norwegian kings, the wealthy
city of Trondheim was also a Scandinavian spiritual centre
throughout the Middle Ages. In 1681 a huge fire damaged much of the
city, though this was swiftly rebuilt in a grand style, much of
which survives today.
Trondheim is widely regarded as a leading city of culture;
Norway's first newspaper was published here, and the country's very
first theatre opened its doors here a few years later. Amongst the
city's broad avenues, old warehouses and pretty timber dwellings,
there are a number of attractions waiting to be explored.
A great option to visit while you are in Trondheim is the
Ringve Museum, located a short distance from the centre. The museum
occupies a charming 18th century manor house and features a
fascinating collection of musical instruments from all over the
world. Just across from the museum are the beautiful Ringve
The Nidaros Cathedral is considered to be one of the
finest Gothic structures in Europe, and is well worth a visit.
Begun in the 1070s, the impressive building also features a number
of Romanesque elements, and was a major place of pilgrimage in the
Middle Ages. Following long-standing tradition, Norwegian monarchs
are still crowned in the cathedral - the most recent being King
Harald V in June 1991.