This idyllic neighbourhood on the east side of the Nidelva river features old timber buildings, originally the homes of the working class. Now restored, Bakklandet is a charming mixture of houses, shops and cafés.
This neighbourhood of wooden houses represents a special cultural environment which is an important and recognized part of the world's cultural heritage programme. This special section of town is a strong part of Trondheim's cultural identity.
Bakklandet was first built in the 17th century, but was partly destroyed when the Swedish under General Armfeldt beleaguered the city. Reconstruction took place soon after as small houses were erected, for the most part occupied by seamen, fishermen and labourers.
This special atmosphere of the small houses lives on today. The houses have been restored and the neighbourhood is bubbling with life. There's something for everybody here: cultural-historical interests, special boutiques, cafe's and restaurants and that special feeling of a neighbourhood in harmony.