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Trondheim

– the old town

In the year 997 King Olav Tryggvason founded the town on the delta where the river Nið wound its way into the fjord. In 1030 the Christian King Olav Haraldson, fighting an army worshiping Odin and Thor, fell on Stiklestad and the body was brought to the town. The year after he was declared holy and from then on until the Lutheran Reformation in 1537 pilgrims came from Catholic Europe to the grave and the Cathedral above it. The town was then known as Niðaróss, "Nið's Mouth". During the 1300s the name changed to Trondhiem, and at some time Nið got the 'river' suffix and became Nidelva (or Nidelven in Danish-Norwegian lingo). After an interlude 1930–31 with the name 'Nidaros', the town's name has been Trondheim as decided by the country's elected parliament (Stortinget). Now the population of the municipality is about 200,000. This includes some rural areas around the town and at least 30,000 students living here temporarily. This is an unofficial figure, because a major part of the students has not registers as habitants.

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The town square with the statue of the town founder

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The Nidaros Cathedral on the other side of the river Nidelva

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Nidaros Cathedral, the West Wall

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Stiftsgården – the rarely used royal residence

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The Stiftsgården Park is open to the public

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View from Elgeseter Bridge: Nidelva and the Fortress

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The Fortress protected the town from the Swedes

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"Family day" on the fortress – with gun smoke

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View from Kristiansten towards the islet Munkholmen

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Munholmen is an islet off the Trondheim harbor

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The Munkholmen children's beach inside the breakwater

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Pedestrian street Nordre terminated by Our Lady Church

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The Church of Our Lady – Vår Frue kirke

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Inside Our Lady Church

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The Old Town Bridge with the "Portal of Joy"

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The Old Town Bridge (1885)

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The north or downstream side of the Old Town Bridge

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The foot of the steep street Brubakken

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The top of the street Brubakken and the bicycle lift Trampe

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Street life on Bakklandet on a summer day

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A Bakklandet street with old wooden houses

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Another Bakklandet street and more wooden houses

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A little house, water trickling inside (believed extinct)

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The old wharf storehouses on the bank of Nidelva

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Three warehouses from the 1860s destroyed by fire 2007

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The Royal Garden Hotel replacing six wharf warehouses

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Nidelva downstream of Bakke Bridge in winter

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The "Flower Bridge", correctly named Verftsbrua

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The "Flower Bridge" on a cold winter day

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The Canal at the train station

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The train station

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The Skansen bridge, a rare bascule railway bridge

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A tourist ship in Trondheim

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A statue of Leiv Eriksson at the waterfront

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Ilsvikøra with the small renovated workers' houses

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A home at the harbor in Ilsvika

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From the Ila Park, a good place for children

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Statue of King Sverre Sigurdson in the Ila Park

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Bridge across Nidelva to the Ilen church

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The Tyholt Tower with antennas and a rotating restaurant

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The Tyholt Tower – another day, another view

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The Tyholt Tower – yet another day

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View from the Kristiansten Fortress

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The park Marinen, Nidelva, Elgeseter Bridge, "Samfundet"

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The students' round house, "Samfundet"

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The Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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The "Science" building on the university campus

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Summer and lunch on Gløshaugen campus

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The Dragvoll campus for "the soft" sciences

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One of the many entrances to the Dragvoll campus.

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The Dragvoll campus

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The SINTEF Multiphase Flow Laboratory at the river Nidelva

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Sverresborg museum. The rock of King Sverre's fort

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Sverresborg museum. Old houses below the fort ruins

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Sverresborg museum. Houses that might catch fire

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Tordenskiold on Ringve music museum and botanical garden

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Ringve – a part of the garden and arboretum

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Ringvebukta (the Ringve Cove) and the Lade fjord walk

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The old powerhouse from 1910, Nedre Leirfoss

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The powerhouse seen through the waterfall haze

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Øvre Leirfoss, another waterfall and powerhouse

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No bathing sign near a power station tunnel inlet

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The domestic waste combustion plant

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Granåsen, the main ski jumping hill in Trondheim

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Granåsen, preparing for summer ski jumping

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A sculpture of skiers on Granåsen

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Skistua, in the center of the most popular skiing area

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This is also Trondheim: Adjacent farmland

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Another farm, Hårstad, snow falling

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Where the old Tiller church disappeared ...

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Oversized dandelion at a shopping center

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The Bridgettine Convent in Tiller, Trondheim

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Motor and pedestrian roads in the suburb Tillerbyen

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A German World War II cemetery on Havstein

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Warning signs at the outlet of the lake Jonsvatnet

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Sunrise in Trondheim close to midsummer

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A manhole cover in Trondheim

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E C Dahl
There is still a brewery in Trondheim, founded in 1856. Skål, my friends!

Trondheim Rose

The Trondheim Rose may serve better as a Trondheim logo. You might want to visit the English version of Trondheim's official website

coat of arms
Getting even more serious, this is Trondheim's coat of arms, of ancient origin (thirteenth century) and rather elaborate by present standards

stamp
Trondheim's millennium anniversary postage stamp – 1997

Constitution Day

Another theme page from Trondheim (Springtime section) showing a picture series of the schools' processions on  Constitution Day  17 May 2004 and 2013

Constitution Day

Street sign in Split, Croatia by courtesy of Tea Jerković. (Ulica means 'street'.) Split and Trondheim are twin towns (sister cities). Trondheim has 12 official twin towns.

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