Bryggen (the dock), also known as Tyskebryggen (the German wharf), is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings lining the eastern side of the Vågen harbor in Bergen, Norway. Bryggen has since 1979 been on the UNESCO list for World Cultural Heritage sites. The city of Bergen was founded around 1070 within the original boundaries of Tyskebryggen. Around 1350 a Kontor of the Hanseatic League was established there, and Tyskebryggen became the center of the Hanseatic commercial activities in Norway. Today, Bryggen houses museums, shops, restaurants, and pubs.