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Address: Bergenhus, Bergen, Norway
Phone Number: 55/31-60-67
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Fortress/Museum - A step back in history

Going into this fortress was truly a step back into history. We could feel what it must have been like during the the 14-1500s. The great room was impressive. Even though the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Wake Forest, North Carolina

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

An old fort, worth a visit if you have a few days in Bergen. Great views from the Rosenkrantz tower.

Thank neelieno
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This part was seriously destroyed by bombs during the world war II. Rebuilt to original design and today used for important representative events. Scandinavian design and furniture makes this an important museum. If lucky you will see a concert here

Thank Jaerbu
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214 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

One of oldest and best preserved fortresses in the country. The Hákon´s Hall and Rosenkrantz Tower are situated in the fortress grounds. The Hákon´s Hall was built as royal residence and banquet hall by king Hákon Hákonson before 750 years. The Rosenkrantz Tower is regarded as the most important renaissance building in Norway.

Thank milankov
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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194 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Going into this fortress was truly a step back into history. We could feel what it must have been like during the the 14-1500s. The great room was impressive. Even though the roof had been blown off during the great explosion at the harbor, it has been redone. The tapestries have also been redone to another era, but still add... More 

Thank LPLoveToTravel
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The fortress is just a few minutes from Bryggen in the main tourist section of town. Some of the buildings in the complex are from as far back as the 1200s. Sadly, the only one that is open to tourists is the Rosenkrantz Tower. The exterior of Haakon's Hall looks like an old gothic church and there are some really... More 

Thank lakeflyer
Chicago, Illinois
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376 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

There was a beer festival going on in the area on the day that we visited so it was hard to get a feeling for the castle or for the park.

Thank Diane K
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 477 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

It's a hotch-potch of extensions and modifications done over the centuries and much of it is not original, the structures having to be rebuilt after WWII destruction. Suspected to have been designed by an English architect, it has more of a British feel to it than anything Norwegian. See it with a guided tour to make maximum sense of it.

Thank aussiewanderers
Netanya, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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.

Thank Ilan V
Asse, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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!)

Thank Kristien B
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.

Thank MarenSofie

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