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Skivebakken

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Hidden : 2/28/2007
In Hordaland, Norway
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Utsikt fra toppen av Skivebakken - View from top of Skivebakken
 

NORSK
Toppen av Skivebakken er en av Bergens klassiske utkikkspunkt. Navnet refererer seg til svunne dagers skiveskyting. Allerede i 1497 fikk de tyske håndverkerne i Bergen tillatelse av biskopen til her å nytte det området de måtte ha behov for til sin fugleskyting, skyting på trepapegøyer som satt i toppen av en stang - en sport som var utbredt over hele Europa i de dager.
Da kong Christian 4. besøkte Bergen i 1599, deltok han her i skyting "efter Skife" med gevær, og fra 1600-tallet er området kort og godt kalt Skiven.

En papegøye-blink av tre, ca. 50m høy med gylne fjær, er bevart (i svært medtatt forfatning, uten vinger) på
Det Hanseatiske Museum.

Skivebakken er også den bratteste veien i Bergen i følge Bergens Tidende.

 

ENGLISH
The top of Skivebakken is one of Bergen's classical viewpoints. The name refers to the olden days target shooting. In 1497 the bishop allowed the German workers to use this area for practising their target shooting, shooting on a wooden parrot which was placed on the top of a rod. This sport was practised all through Europe in those days. When king Christian the 4th visited Bergen in 1599 he joined in here in shooting "efter Skife" (on targets) using rifle, and from the 16th century the area has been called Skiven (Target)

A parrot target made of wood, about 50m high with golden feathers, is preserved (in a bad condition though, and without wings) at the Hanseatic Museum.

Skivebakken is also the steepest road in Bergen.

Kilde:Bergen Byleksikon

 

 

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