The Crown Prince Regent and the Prime Minister celebrated Bergen’s 950 year anniversary

Crown Prince HaakonCrown Prince Haakon.Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix

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Both Crown Prince Regent Haakon and Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) were in place during the opening ceremony of Bergen’s 950th anniversary on Saturday.

Mayor Marte Mjøs Persen (Ap) hosted the reception in Håkonshallen where a representative sample of Bergen’s population was also invited.

At Bryggen there was a free event open to everyone. There, a number of artists performed well-known and beloved city songs, among them were dePresno, Pish, Josefin Winter, Finn Tokvam and Taule.

In Vågen there was artistic lighting of the fireboat Sjøbrand, Statsraad Lehmkuhl and kayaks.

A laser rainbow from Fløyen to Lyderhorn is among the installations the public got to see during the Bergen Lights festival.

After the festival at Bryggen, the Crown Prince Regent and the mayor wandered to the Bryggen museum where he made the official reopening of the museum.

It was officially opened in 1976 by King Olav. Then Crown Princess Sonja was also present, writes the Royal House on their website.

The city museum celebrates medieval Bergen at Bryggens museum this weekend.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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