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 center 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 theater 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.