This article has Star potential. It’s well written with great information. However, for Star status it needs both to be entirely complete and to perfectly match the Manual of style. If you see how it can be improved, please plunge forward or point it out on the talk page.
I've read that pictures are necessary: this one (mine, CC-ed) could be used (if the queslity is considered acceptable by the community): http://www.flickr.com/photos/i_am_neuron/1303785088 This is somewhere nearby Bergen YMCA hostel; either Nedre Korskirkeallmenningen (Torget is to my left), or the next one, parallel street (locals, please correct). I've browsed through the rest of my pictures from Norway, but this is the only one of Bergen, which passes my internal quality control.
I-am-neuron 12:39, 19 May 2008 (EDT)
Ext links deleted from the article which may be useful as research links
The famous Royksopp is from Bergen just thought you would like to know! Traveler2006 13:52, 28 March 2006 (EST)
Nope, they are not, they are from Tromsø, they only live here.
I don't think that there should be so much about Varg Vikernes' trial under the section about Fantoft stave church. Maybe a line about the fact that a satanist most probably was responsible for the arson, but I think it's wrong to give the entire history of the case here – that belongs in Wikipedia and is of no interest to the average traveler. Unless someone can convince me not to, I will rewrite the paragraph and remove some of the info. --188.8.131.52 16:10, 28 May 2007 (EDT)
The article claims the following: "At Strandkaien and in Strandgaten, you'll find Bergen's red light district at night. As prostitution is legal in Norway, it is unfortunately very visible. Prostitutes can be very ongoing. Although the risk of getting in to trouble is very low, families should be aware of the area, as not to expose their children to the sad reality. "
It is true that there might be some prostitutes in this area. However they are very reare to be seen. Personally I have been living many years in Bergen, and have seen prostitutes there only a few times. I disagree that this is a large problem in Bergen.
As a 3rd. opinion i would say that prostitution is visible in Bergen if you are in Strandgaten. I used to live in that area before and if i was walking alone you could be sure to get at least one confrontation by one of the 3-4girls. If you stay outside of these areas prostitution is not a large problems and people should generally stay away from these areas.
This article needs:
A thorough spell check and language cleanup
Pictures - there is quite a few on Flickr that may be used. Of those in the article, some should probably be replaced or removed.
Add information about accessibility for the disabled
Re-style listings, add tags and coordinates
Visa and passport requirements, EU, Schengen
Airport café - prices
The Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Bergen Maritime Museum
More about history and the situation today
Bryggens museum (put it in the Bryggen section)
The Hanseatic Museum (put it in the Bryggen section)
Hiking (rewrite, add some more recommended trips). Freedom to roam.
Guided tours, sightseeing
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Swing 'n' sweet
Den Nationale Scene
Bergen International Festival
Learn (general expansion)
Rubens varme gleder
Blonder og stas
Juhl's silver gallery
Tax free shopping
Add some a few more words about local food
Add more listings, especially budget and splurge
Structure - divide listings into groups
Camping. Freedom to camp.
More mid-range and splurge hotels
Add more accomodation options
Cope - should be organized a bit better, add some words about religious services, and about language
Norway in a nutshell?
This article is great! I've nominated it for DOTM May 2008. However, my one concern is that some parts of this — eg. every man's right, the bits about Norwegian police and so on — belong more in the Norway article than here.
And an OSM map of Bergen that could be used for Wikitravel is now available here. Jpatokal 23:08, 9 February 2008 (EST)
Finally someone else! I feel like I have been working on this article for ages, I thought I was all alone in here… I'm the guy who did most of the work. I prefer not to register so it's a bit hard to trace it. Anyway, I'm glad you're happy with the article. I'm not sure I think it's ready to be DOTM yet (but it might be by May), in some places I think it's too extensive (I just removed some of what you mentioned), and at least the bold parts of the to do-list above should be fixed. I've tried to make a map, but I'm afraid it's beyond my level of understanding. I hope that someone can help me out. 184.108.40.206 08:45, 10 February 2008 (EST)
Please do make sure the content is already in the Norway article before you remove anything...
And if you click on the URL above, you'll get a usable street map of Bergen. Cut out the parts you don't need, add icons on top for hotels, restaurants etc and you're set! Jpatokal 11:57, 10 February 2008 (EST)
It is. And I will. At least try. 220.127.116.11 15:36, 10 February 2008 (EST)
That map thing really beats me. I neither have the software nor the knowledge. I mean, I could always find a way to make an ugly raster map, but I don't think it's right to put that much work in something that should be replaced after all. I cross my fingers and hope that someone who have made a Wikitravel style map before will come and rescue me (I will of course help out as good as I can). 18.104.22.168, now 22.214.171.124 11:34, 12 February 2008 (EST)
Great Infobox about aquavit. But I think this belongs to the article about Norway. Since aquavit is a tradition not special only for Bergen, but rather for all of Norway. ViMy 12:52, 15 February 2009 (EST)
I concur, that infobox fits better for the Norway guide... --Stefan (sertmann)Talk 13:31, 15 February 2009 (EST)
Can this article become a star ?
Maybe. But then we need a map. Are ther anyone out there that can make maps. I have tried to figure out how to do it. But ... ViMy 07:01, 4 July 2010 (EDT)
Try Wikitravel:How to draw a map! It might require some time at first, but everyone can do it. This article is of great quality and I think it can be nominated for star when a map is present. --globe-trotter 10:10, 4 July 2010 (EDT)
I have. What I could not figure out is how to aquire a base map. I understand how to place symbols. ViMy 16:21, 4 July 2010 (EDT)
It's easy and also explained there. In short, visit , search for 'Bergen', then press Export. There you can create a PNG base map which you can import into Inkscape. --globe-trotter 12:06, 5 July 2010 (EDT)
This is indeed a great article. I cropped and brightened the lead image, but I'm still not sure it's the best for the top of the article, as it is fairly colorless. I would also encourage you to spread the images out a bit throughout the article, to break up the large sections of black on white text, and to enlarge the pictures a bit. Currently, they are all using the syntax "thumb|right", but "right" is redundant, and could be replaced with "260px" or "280px"—something like that.
Some work left to be done, but it would be fantastic to see our first Norwegian star! --PeterTalk 20:10, 5 July 2010 (EDT)
Yeah. There has to be done something with the pictures. ViMy 12:36, 6 July 2010 (EDT)
I had to remove the 260/280 px setting from the pictures, as it caused some kind of weird software error. 126.96.36.199 05:13, 15 October 2010 (EDT)
See and Drink
This section are organized by districts. Should drink be aranged by price range. And See alpabheticly? What do you think ?
ViMy 15:34, 20 July 2010 (EDT)
I can't find anything about this in the Manual of style, but I think it is a bad idea to rearrange the sections. It's much more convenient for people who visit the city to have a list of bars and attractions organised by area, it will make it easier to navigate. 188.8.131.52 05:12, 15 October 2010 (EDT)