The city of Bergen will have the honour of hosting The Tall Ships Races for the fourth time from the 24th to 27th July 2014. The last time the city hosted The Tall Ships Races was in 2008 and it still stands as the most successful event ever in Bergen, with an estimated 500,000 visitors over the four days.
The Ships will sail in from the magnificent Byfjorden, to meet with the harbour of Bergen situated in the heart of the many-sided city centre, surrounded by seven mountains.
Bergen has been an important port since the Middle Ages. Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf is a UNESCO World Heritage site and Bergen is the main base for the Royal Norwegian Navy. Today it is both an international maritime city and a cultural hub for Northern Europe.
2014 is also a special year for Norway. The 200th year of the Norwegian constitution is being celebrated and Maritime Norway celebrates the 100th anniversary of its sail training Tall Ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl.
Visitors to the quayside will be able to enjoy activities for all ages, with free entertainment from three different stages along with entertainment from, and on board, the Tall Ships. Maritime cultural traditions combined with modern music and culture will be the emphasis of the cultural programme. The strong and successful traditions of The Tall Ships Races will be supplemented by new attractions to strengthen the interests of the young people of today and the future.
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Click here for the map of the berthing area for Bergen.