235,000 inhabitants, Bergen is a large, cosmopolitan city, with
the atmosphere of a small town. Many cultural events take place in Bergen, such as the Bergen International
Festival in October. In 2000, Bergen was chosen
as one of the European Cities of Culture. The downtown area is a thriving historical
area with museums, art galleries, and more. As a large and primarily college town,
Bergen is continually having exciting activities,
such as festivals and concerts. Bergen is on the GMT + 1 time
zone, as is Copenhagen.