Facts About Trondheim
Trondheim was founded in 997, by Viking King Olav Tryggvason, as a trading post.
For almost four centuries from 1152, Trondheim was the home of the Archbishop of Nidaros, one of the most influential in Norway and the region
The city of Trondheim became a municipality January 1, 1838. The rural municipalities of Byneset, Leinstrand, Strinda and Tiller were joined into Trondheim on January 1, 1964.
Trondheim served as the capital of Norway during the Viking Age until 1217.
Trondheim was briefly named Drontheim during the Second World War, as a German exonym.
The city was originally given the name by Olav Tryggvason. It was for a long time called Nidaros or Niðaróss in the Old Norse spelling.
Trondheim is situated where the River Nidelva meets Trondheim Fjord with an excellent harbour and sheltered condition.
Trondheim is twinned with: Darmstadt, Germany; Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland; Graz, Austria; Kópavogur, Iceland; Norrköping, Sweden; Klaksvík, Faroe Islands; Keren, Eritrea; Odense, Denmark; Östersund, Sweden; Petah Tikva, Israel; Ramallah, Palestinian; Split, Croatia; Tampere, Finland; Tiraspol, Moldova & Vallejo, California, US.
In the year of 1681, a terrible citywide fire wiped out nearly all of Trondheim. The city had to rebuild from scratch, and this time it adopted an elegant Renaissance flair that included broad avenues and grand buildings.
The Germans turned Trondheim into a huge submarine base and devised a grandiose plan to build ‘Northern Star’, although never became a reality.
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