Møhlenpris

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Møhlenpris
Neighbourhood
Møhlenpris
Møhlenpris
Nickname(s): Mølleren
Country  Norway
County Hordaland
District Midhordland
Municipality Bergen
Borough Bergenhus
Area
 • Total 0.33 km2 (0.13 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,345
 • Density 7,100/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
  As an unofficial area the population can't be fully determined
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)

Møhlenpris (formerly Vestre Sydnes) is a neighbourhood in the city of Bergen in Hordaland county, Norway. It is located next to the Puddefjorden in the borough of Bergenhus. The neighbourhood is named after Jørgen Thor Møhlen, who established some industry at Møhlenpris in the late 17th century. Most of the buildings date from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[1]

Møhlenpris today[edit]

The heritage street car at Møhlenpris.

Møhlenpris currently holds a range of residential buildings, mainly located between Puddefjord Bridge in the north and Wolff Street in the south, an area of industry between the founder of Wolffs street and south to Høyteknologisenteret as per 2009-10 will be expanded to include most of Marineholmen, Møhlenpris sports field between industrial area and residential area, and any further industrial and port activities along the waterfront outside the residential area, and finally some office buildings immediately north of Puddefjord Bridge. Once in office buildings are also two magnificent buildings: Møhlenpris Manor, probably from 1680, and Monclairhuset from about 1760 (old Bergen Housewife School) as the bridge passes directly above. The lower parts of Nygårdsparken can also be said to be part of Møhlenpris.

Rafto Foundation for Human Rights and the popular science adventure center Bergen Science is also in the neighborhood.

Housing Areas[edit]

Residential area has a strictly rectangular street network, and most of the buildings are brick building from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Olaf Ryes road was built about 1880, and thus created the first road between Bergen, and Møhlenpris over Nygårdshøyden. In that way you find the student-run club Hulen, located in an old air raid shelter.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Møhlenpris" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-10-27. 


Coordinates: 60°23′05″N 5°19′18″E / 60.38472°N 5.32167°E / 60.38472; 5.32167