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Address: Valberget, Stavanger 4001, Norway
Phone Number: +47 90 72 63 94

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Nice view over Stavanger harbour

Valbergtårnet used to be the watch tower in Stavanger. The guardians would be on the lookout for fire. Today it is a charming sight in the 'skyline' of Stavanger and offers a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2014
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Sandnes, Norway
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Charleston, South Carolina
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231 reviews 231 reviews
195 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Built for its views of the olde city to keep watch for fires. Though some say it was to watch over the waterways for those contemplating invading.... (I go with the fire theory). Makes sense with a city of wooden houses and structures. From all around the city you can witness it's presence dominating the skyline.

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Stavanger
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30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Well, its a tower over the city The short history is that the fire-marchal, lived here and looked over the city incase of a fire. So an early firefighter. There is a nice view from the top over the city!

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Stavanger, Norway
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

a landmark of town up on the old hill, good view of harbour n cruise ships and calm on the hill though its buzzing in town! good place to sit down n chill!

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Stavanger, Norway
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The area where the tower is located gives you a very good overview of the Gamle Stavanger (Old Stavanger, considered North Europe's best kept wood houses) and the vågen (port), so don't forget your camera! The tower was used by the old "firemen" to watch for fire (unfortunatelly, quite common if you mix fireplaces and wooden houses) in Stavanger. You... More 

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This was a nice place to get some great views and pics over Stavanger. During the day the tower is open, and for €4 you can tour inside. Middle floor is a small tiny museum that talks about the history of the tower, the top floor has 360 views of the city and harbor.

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Sandnes, Norway
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36 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Valbergtårnet used to be the watch tower in Stavanger. The guardians would be on the lookout for fire. Today it is a charming sight in the 'skyline' of Stavanger and offers a nice view over the Stavanger harbour.

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