Trondheim. Courthouse (Trondheim tinghus)
Trondheim - the third largest city of Norway, situated at the mouth of the river Nidelva on the shores of the Trondheim fjord. This is one of the oldest cities in Scandinavia, is considered the first capital of Norvegia. The city was founded in 997, Olaf Tryggvason, the great-grandson of the first king of the Vikings Harald Fairhair. He also gave the city its name - Kaupanger (Kaupangen), which means "place of trade". Soon, however, the city was called Nidaros, on behalf of Nida river (Nidelva), at the mouth of which stood the city. Nidaros has indeed become a major trading center and remained so for two centuries until he lost the title of shopping capital of the Hanseatic Bergen.
In 1508, the city received a new name - "Trondheim", meaning in the language of the Vikings "a good land". The land in these parts was really fertile, and tribes here have long lived, called himself "tenderoni", and the word that, according to linguists, about a thousand years.
1152 settled here a Bishop's residence and the town became the spiritual center of Norway, what they say, even the image on the manholes.
Portal courthouse (Trondheim tinghus map), near which we started exploring the city, decorated with bas-reliefs of the Norwegian judges from different eras.
And next you can see reindeer sculptures without which no cost, not one Norwegian city.
Well, we first headed to Royal residence Stiftsgården.