The heart of the city
At the Kongens gate and Munkegata intersection in Trondheim City center, you find the town square and main meeting place. It has been located here since the city planner, Johan Caspar de Cicignon redesigned the city after the great fire of 1681, but Trondheim has had a town square and marketplace since the early 12th century.
Keeping watch over the square is Trondheim’s founder, the viking king Olav Tryggvason, towering high above the crowds. The statue was erected in 1921 and is made by the sculptor Wilhelm Rasmussen. The statue is actually a large sundial, the column casting its shadow on a cobblestone clock face.