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Rosenkrantz Tower - Bymuseet i Bergen

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Address: Bergenhus Festning, Bergen 5003, Norway
Phone Number: +47 47 97 95 78
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Description: Close to Hakon’s Hall you will find the Rosenkrantz Tower, which is...
Close to Hakon’s Hall you will find the Rosenkrantz Tower, which is considered one of the most important renaissance monuments in Norway. Parts of the tower are from the 1270s, but it has been extended on several occasions for the purpose of fortification and as a demonstration of power to the independent-minded Hanseatic traders. If you climb up the narrow and dark flights of stairs you can climb right up on to the roof, which still provides impressive views. The tower was built in the 1560s by the governor of Bergen Castle (Bergenhus), Erik Rosenkrantz, and served as a combined residence and fortifi ed tower. Earlier structures – King Magnus the Lawmender’s keep from about 1260 and Jorgen Hansson’s defence from about 1520, were incorporated in the tower. 1.6.-31.8.: Café.
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Tower and Great Hall

We almost didn't do this stop as it involved a lot of stairs. It was however an interesting visit as this medieval building goes back to 1200s. The narrow twisting stairs are part... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Super neat castle! Like anyone's childhood fantasy of what an old european castle would be. So many rooms to explore on your own definitely a cool thing to do especially with kids (or even without).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is the readily accessible heart ("the keep") of the centuries old Bergen Castle which has been added onto and refined many times since the kings of the nascent state of Norway used it. Right on the historic waterfront. Worth a short visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We almost didn't do this stop as it involved a lot of stairs. It was however an interesting visit as this medieval building goes back to 1200s. The narrow twisting stairs are part of the experience. The Great Hall only takes a few minutes and is architecturally amazing. Worth a visit for both in an easy hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It is an amazing structure to examine as well as the great hall. They had three exhibits which were informative as well as fun. Two of the rooms you can dress in heavy helmets, shields swords and obtain great fun pictures. Information in each room, but I bet the tour would have been more informative.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Nice medieval feel. Narrow tunnels and stairways up to the top of the tower. Some armour, swords and helmets to try out for the kids along the way. The small rooms on each floor could have included some more information about the tower and the historical events. The view from the top is great, but keep an eye on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Definitely a fun place to stop and visit! Wander up and down the stone stairways in this historic tower and experience Medieval construction inside out. Loved the complimentary coffee at the end of the visit too. We started our day in Bergen here and this truly got us into the historical mood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Rosenkrantztårnet on Bradbenken in Bergen is considered as Norways architectual masterpiece from the 1500's. Really interesting to see and all of it's history can be felt in every room. I can recomend this to other travelers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Amazing. One could get lost in this place. Well worth seeing especially if you have the Bergen card. Thinks kids would love it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was a fun place to explore... Steep staircases, blind corners, the definite fortress feel to it. It was just... Fun. One thing I would have liked was more information as to how the tower tied into history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A short distance past the historic Byrggen along the waterfront is a page out of history. The original military outlook with picturesque buildings and grounds that tell of the origins and heritage of the region. Photo opportunities abound as you stroll amid peaceful reminiscences of the past.

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Additional Information about Rosenkrantz Tower - Bymuseet i Bergen

Address: Bergenhus Festning, Bergen 5003, Norway
Phone Number: +47 47 97 95 78
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Hordaland  >  Bergen
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm

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