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Address: Bergenhus, Bergen, Norway
Phone Number: 55/31-60-67
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Worth the visit the place the story and the port views of the whaling ships are something to remember. The walk is pleasant if it is not raining and the place has a story to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Netanya, Israel
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Netanya, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Worth the visit the place the story and the port views of the whaling ships are something to remember. The walk is pleasant if it is not raining and the place has a story to tell.

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Asse, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

From "Bergenhus Festning" you've got a great view on the port. You can relax in the park and get a lot of information in the museum (entrance + coffee = free!)

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great fortress with a beautiful park. When we were there (on a Saturday, about 2pm), there was a group of medieval reenactors fighting with swords and shields in the courtyard. Access to the fortress (and the reenactor fighting) was free, but we had to pay for entrance to the building.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a wonderful area to explore with plenty to see. A good map near the entrance allows you to plan your walk through the park. Plenty of buildings from various eras and when it was a base for the military. From the walls you can view the harbour front and towards the rear of the park you are high... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is part of the oldest bit of Bergen. Having reviewed the Rosenkrantz tower, will stick to the Hakon's Hall bit. This has suffered fire and explosion over the years but has been reconstructed as it once was. The banqueting hall gives a magnificent idea of how it might have been used. We were shown round by charming girl with... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Nice grounds and a part of history. This is the oldest castle in Bergen, and it has a very good museum as well.

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Bergenhus festning is more than just the castle, it got a large park, contains a museum and it's used as a concert area. Often missed by tourists, it is really beautiful to have a stroll around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I did not pay to enter the hall or the tower but found walking the fortress walls and getting a coffee at the cafe where you can sit surrounded by the massive tower and hall walls was sufficient.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It's the oldest castle here in Bergen and will welcome you at the entrance of Bryggen and this place is well preserved, love to see this piece of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We have been here five days now and have seen various art galleries and museums. The fortress museum is free and so far is by far the best attraction we have seen in Central Bergen. Well worth a visit!

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