is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway.
Laksevåg was separated from Askøy
Askøy is a municipality in the county of Hordaland, Norway. Since the opening of the Askøy Bridge leading to the mainland in Bergen in 1992, the population has increased rapidly. Its population growth is as of 2008 among the highest in Norway...
as a municipality of its own July 1, 1918. It was (together with Arna
Arna is a borough and suburb of Bergen, Norway and a former municipality in Hordaland county.Arna has approximately 12,000 inhabitants. Situated behind mount Ulriken, Arna is geographically close to downtown Bergen, but it takes some time to drive there by road as there is no road tunnel as of yet....
Fana is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway.-History:Prior to 1972, Fana was an independent municipality which territory also included today's boroughs of Ytrebygda, Fyllingsdalen, and the southernmost part of Årstad.-Geography:...
Åsane is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway, making up the northwestern part of the city.It was a municipality in Hordaland county, from January 1, 1904, when it was separated from Hamre, until January 1, 1972 when it was merged with Bergen . The area was developed from mostly farmland to a...
) merged with Bergen January 1, 1972.
The district is today a borough of the city of Bergen. After it was merged with Bergen, the former municipality was split into two boroughs: Laksevåg, which consisted of neighborhoods south of Puddefjorden separating it from the city centre, and Loddefjord
Loddefjord is a suburb of Bergen, Norway, located in Laksevåg borough west of the city centre. Loddefjord consists mainly of high and lowrise flats revolving around the local shopping mall. It is home to a large group of immigrants who came to Bergen in late 70's and 80's....
, consisting of neighborhoods further west, closer to the islands of Sotra
Sotra is the name of an archipelago in Hordaland, Norway, just west of Bergen. The largest island is Store Sotra, while the second-largest and most populated is Litlesotra. The latter and part of Store Sotra are part of Fjell, while southern Sotra is part of Sund. Roughly 25,000 people live on Sotra...
. Loddefjord was merged back with Laksevåg in 2000.
The old Laksevåg borough has residential areas on the hillside of Damsgårdsfjellet facing Puddefjorden. By the fjord itself are several industrial buildings, many of them connected with the maritime industry. The rococo manor of Damsgård hovedgård
Damsgård Manor is a landmark manor and estate in Bergen, Norway. It is noted for its distinct rococo style and is possibly the best preserved wooden building from 18th century Europe.-History:...
is located in the borough.
Fyllingsdalen is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway, located south-west of the city centre in the valley to the west of Løvstakken. The early name of the valley, Fynö dalen, was the origin of the name of the farm which gave Fyllingsdalen its name, Fyllingen...
, many of the neighborhoods of Loddefjord consist of apartment buildings, especially in the area around the main service centre, the Vestkanten shopping centre. The main road to Sotra passes through the Loddefjord area.
During World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...
, the German occupants built many sites in Laksevåg, among them the submarine bunker
A military bunker is a hardened shelter, often buried partly or fully underground, designed to protect the inhabitants from falling bombs or other attacks...
"Bruno". This extremely sturdy bunker, critical for the maintenance of Nazi submarines, provoked allied bombing raids in 1944. This caused major civilian and material losses, most notably killing 61 children at an elementary school.
- Alvøen Mansion – (Alvøen Hovedbygning) Historic building constructed in the 1790s , reconstruction in 1830. opened as a museum in 1983
- Damsgård Manor – Historic manor house and estate
- Gravdal Manor (Gravdal hovedgård) – Historic Gravdal manor house, later military command headquarters
- Kvarven Fort - Coastal defense built to protect the local port and naval installations
- Lyderhorn - One of the seven mountains surrounding Bergen
- Damsgård Mountain (Damsgårdsfjellet) - one of the seven mountains surrounding Bergen
- Fossen, Kjell (1984-1991) Laksevågs historie (Bergen) ISBN 82-7128-078-3
- Frichsen, Sigurd (2000) Sånn va' det. Folket, kirken og fergen (Laksevåg) ISBN 82-995593-0-8
- Frichsen, Sigurd (2001) Laksevåg forteller. Sånn va' det II. (Laksevåg) ISBN 82-995593-1-6
- Hellesund, Kristian (2002) Årbok for Laksevåg 2002 (Olsvik) ISBN 82-996530-0-2
- Lyngvi, Arne (2000) Bomber over Laksevåg : 4. oktober 1944 og tiden som fulgte (Bergen) ISBN 82-7916-008-6