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Trondheim, Norway - Vintage Postcard Collection

The GG Archives has an exquisit collection of vintage postcards covering Trondheim, Norway in the early 20th Century. There is a mixure of Color and Black & White photographs from that era that provide a remarkable amount of detail of various streets and locations within Trondheim. Below is a sampling of our postcards covering this city.

Bakke Bro, Trondhjem, Norway - 1906 Postcard

Bakke Bro

Bakke Bro now called Bakke Bru is the bridge over the Nidelva River that connects Olav Tryggvasons Gate with Innherredsvein in Trondheim, Norway.

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Bratøgaden, Trondhjem now referred to as Brattørgata is located on the west side of Trondheim between Søndre gate and Krambugata and only exists for three blocks, paralleling Brattøveita to the west and Olav Tryggvasons gate to the east.

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Buran is an area east of downtown Trondheim. The location is between Lademoen Møllenberg and Rosendal.

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Old Town Bridge (Locally referred to as Gamle Bybro or Bybroa) is located in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag County, Norway. This vintage postcard depects Bybroen as it existed circa 1910.

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Nidaros Cathedral (locally referred to as Nidarosdomen or Nidaros Domkirke) is a Church of Norway cathedral located in the city of Trondheim in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway.

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Elven med Søboder

Elven med Søboder now referred to as Elven med Sjøboder refers to boathouses and warehouses located on the Nidelva River in Trondheim, Norway. This vintage poscard has an excellent view of the Nidelva River with shipping activity with warehouses lining the shoreline.

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Fjellseter turisthotell. Fjellseter sanatorium was opened on January 2, 1899. The place became known beyond the country's borders. The main house burned down in 1917, but the annex stood again and was operated on as hotel and restaurant.

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Frimurerlogen was the original site for performances of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra that held its first concert 10 December 1909. The concert took place in Frimurerlogen in Trondheim who was the orchestra's regular haunt until Olavshallen Concert Hall was completed in 1989.

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Gartnergate or Gartnergade no longer exists in Trondheim. This early twentieth century postcart shows what the street looked like at the turn of the century.

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The Trondheim Norges tekniske Hoiskole Techn. The Norwegian Institute of Technology, known by its Norwegian abbreviation NTH (Norges tekniske høgskole) was a science institute in Trondheim, Norway. It was established in 1910, and existed as an independent technical university for 89 years, after which it was merged into the University of Trondheim as an independent college. Postcard from its opening year.

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Hotel Augustin

The Hotel opened in 1915 under the name Grand Hotel but shortly replaced its name with Hotel Augustin. Located near the center of Trondhjem.

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Ilevolden now called Llevollen street in Trondheim, Norway is located on the west side between the Nidelva River and Trondheim Harbor.

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Indherredsvein now called Innherredsveien is a major street in Trondheim, Norway. It begins where Olav Tryggvasons gate turns into Bakke Bru over the Nidelva River and changes into Innherredsveien or FV910, proceeding eastwardly away from the harbor.

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Kjøbmandsgate more likely known as Kjøpmannsgata is located between the city and the seaside along Nidelva has been a main street in Trondheim since it was built by the rezoning after the great fire of 1681. Then replaced the medieval main street Kaupmannastræte, who survived in the form of the narrow Krambodgaden and still partly do exist. In Cicignons urban from 1681 - was Kjøpmannsgata one of the three 27 meters wide main axes. In 1700s and 1800s went also under the name Sogade - quickened in Nini Roll Anker's novel House Søgaten.

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Kongens Gade, Trondhjem, Norway, Postacard from the Early 1900s

Kongens Gate

Kongens gate or King Street is one of Trondheim's main streets. It was built as part of the rezoning after the great fire in 1681 and is one of the main axes of the baroque town plan that was designed by Major General Johan Caspar von Cicignon. With a width of 60 cubits it stretches from the piers Kjøpmannsgata, over square and past Prinsensgate.

  • Color Postcard of Konges Gade, Trondhjem, Norway No ID
  • B&W Postcard of Konges Gate, Trondhjem, Norway No ID
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Munkegaden and Domkirken

Munkegaden now called Munkegaten or Munkegata in Trondheim is the central axis and the city's main street in Cicignons urban by 1681. The street runs from the Domkirken / Nidaros domkirke cathedral to the docks at Ravnkloa and has Munkholmen as vanishing point in the fjord. Gata has a width of more than 27 meters, and the avenue includes a spacious square in the middle. Munkegata is one of very few streets in Norway with the stamp of the avenue.

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Munkegaten med Stiftsgaarden

  • 734386297 B&W Munkegata by Tram. You can see the tram tracks in the foreground.
  • 735741059 Color Stiftsgården - the Royal Residence in Trondheim
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One hears about Munkholmen Snorre, where it is called Nidarholm and was used as a place. Until the Reformation was Nidarholm Abbey on the island. In the 1600s the name was Munkholmen adopted, and Munck fortress was built. Parts of the castle is today a landmark. The fortress was used as a state prison, and the most famous prisoner sat was Peder Schumacher Griffenfeld.

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Nedre Lerfos

The waterfalls of Nedre Lerfos presented in color showing the rapids and shoreline where homes are visiable in the background. aka Lille Leirfoss, Lille Lerfos, Nedre Leirfossen, Nedre Lerfoss

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Olaf Tryggvessøns Gade

Olav Tryggvason street is the northernmost of the five east-west cross streets Trondheim got by the new town plan of 1681 - see Trondheim's history. Around the same place went Lower commons in the Middle Ages. Gata runs from Bakke bridge in the east to Prince Street in the west, where it continues westward Sandgata. Olav Tryggvason street was formerly Strand Street.

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Panorama of Trondhjem

Panorama View of the port of Trondheim, Norway in 1901 by Photographer Eneberettiget that was postall used in 1908.

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Port of Trondhjem

Color postcard of the Port of Trondheim (Then called Trandhjem), Norway, produced by J. Holbæk Eriksen & Co., Trondhjem circa 1906.

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Ravnkloen, Trondhjem, Norway - 1906 Postcard


Ravnkloen is now Ravnkloa, the name of Trondheim's most successful commons. Square lies at the end of Munkegata between Olav Tryggvason street and canal, on the line between the cathedral and Munkholmen. Ravnkloa Trondheim's center for trade in fish and shellfish.

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Stiftsgården is Scandinavia's largest wooden structure with associated garden in central Trondheim, on the corner of Monk Street and Queen Street. It was the largest of the major trepaléene town from the latter part of the 1700s and is also among the largest wooden buildings in Scandinavia.

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Thomas Angels Gade

Around the mid 1800s, a street was named after Thomas Angell. Thomas Angell Street follows earlier alleys which was extended after a town fire. The runner from Cicignons space and Krambugata westward to Munkegata. In late 1800s, it was erected a monument to Thomas Angell, who stands vis-à-vis Thomas Angell foundation.

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Torvet is the central square in Trondheim. Torvet is a result of Johan Caspar Cicignons urban plan from 1681. Torvet is located where King Street and Munkegata intersect. In 1921 a statue of the city founder Olav Tryggvason was erected on a high shelf in the middle of the market square.

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Trondhjem Harbor

Beautiful color photograph on this vintage postcard with a clear view of the homes along the harbor of Trondheim circa 1913.

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Udsigt fra Kristiansten

View from Kristiansten with ship visible in the port of Trondheim with the town center building visible in the foreground. Photograph dates from circa 1910.

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