Festplassen
About
Duration: < 1 hour
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Festplassen and nearby attractions

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles25 reviews
Excellent
9
Very good
12
Average
3
Poor
1
Terrible
0

These reviews have been automatically translated from their original language.
This service may contain translations provided by Google. Google disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to translations, including any warranties of accuracy, reliability, and any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from forgery.

jodie_amanda
Shellharbour, Australia1,988 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
Located only a block from our apartment, my family and I have spent plenty of time at Festplassen over the past few days. Our young daughters love seeing all the wildlife that flock to the lake, and the views up to Mount Fløien.
Written October 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jana C
Prague, Czech Republic4,632 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
It's an OK square with some nice views, but I wouldn't say it's a must to see. It possibly looks nicer during summer when there are flowers around.
Written March 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

David D
Devon, UK25,802 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
This large paved area is located at the top of Byparken, the City Park and Lille Lungegardsvann lake in the heart of Bergen.

It is where the statue of Christian Michelsen is sited, a local and national politician. As Prime Minister, Michelsen directed the peaceful resolution of the union with Sweden in 1905

It has many uses including the May 17th celebration( Norwegian Constitution Day), also fun fairs, amusement parks, feast days and festivals.

It is interesting place to stroll around.
Written October 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tony C
Vero Beach, FL7,062 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Art and musical performances and shows building in the center city. Many prominent plays and musical acts perform here. It is one of the centers of performing arts and culture. The building sits up a slight grade facing a park-like and landscaped area. Architecturally the structure is ornate, beauty and impressive. It is located with many other restaurants and shops surrounding the park. Statues and monuments are in the area. Worth a visit.
Written August 7, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

on_the_go_98765
Tucson20,597 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
And on the third day (of the visit), the tourist rested. Even energizer bunnies need to recharge their batteries.

What a find! Not highly touted on the maps and tourist info, find this location inside the square formed by the roads: Christie's Gate, Katgaten, Stromgaten, and Lars Hiles Gate (there aren't any gates however). The theater is at the top of the (small) hill.

The gazebo is surrounded by the most beautiful flowers, hanging and planted, and the statues border between serious and humorous. Two of our favorites were the bullet-shaped exaggerated statue of playwright Henrick Ibsen and the little boy who is reacting to the cold water in a pool (his expression is priceless).

There are fun local places to eat around the park and none of them is crowded with tourists; they tend to be priced more moderately.

As the day progessed, we walked down to the man made lake, did some people-watching, and soaked up some of that rare sunshine. Locals tell us Bergen only gets 70 days of sunshine a year so we counted ourselves fortunate.
Written October 3, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

vividprose
Oulu, Finland224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
This is quite accessible spot by public transport - you can visit train station, market plaza and Bryggen harbor by walk from here. There is a large lake with fountain, beautiful visiting birds, and a garden where children can play. The snaps are really cool.

On the other side of the road is a sculpture with water stream, and yet another more beautiful flower garden - this is a place to be if you want to take cool family photos in Bergen.

Right across the street is the market place where you can shop fashion and eat in restaurants. Bryggen is 10 minutes by walk. You can reach any Bergen spot (including Airport) from here by taking Bybanen or bus as there are plenty of transport connections available from Olav Kyrres gate and Festplassen. Bergen central bus station is about 15 minutes walk from here.
Written September 24, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA21,361 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Business
This place is across from the fish market. There are are lots of choices of things to eat and the building is fairly cool. It was enjoyable.
Written June 19, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

lmsk2014
Helsinki, Finland863 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
You can reach Festplassen (fest = party) by public transportation. It's at the heart of the city, close to the harbour and the fishmarket.

Festplassen is an open space by the lake, with beautiful views to the surrounding mountains. There's also a small green park around it, that's quite charming.

Festplassen continues up the hill into Byparken, another sweet little park - and all the way up to the Bergen opera (a beautiful art noveau building) - so I do recommend you take a stroll from Festplassen to opera enjoying the views. Lots of cafes and restaurants along the way, too.
Written May 9, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Натали В
Narva, Estonia3,467 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The fountain itself is unremarkable; it is located in an octagonal pond, but with sloping views of the city. A short distance from it there is a beautiful gazebo with flowers.
Google
Written October 21, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Festplassen - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All Bergen HotelsBergen Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Bergen
All things to do in Bergen
Day Trips in Bergen
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars