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Bergenhus Festning

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Address: Bergenhus, Bergen, Norway
Phone Number: 55/31-60-67
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm

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Not that busy. Me and the kids loved rattling around the old place. Some good fun shots with the kids dressed up. Good fun. We enjoyed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not that busy. Me and the kids loved rattling around the old place. Some good fun shots with the kids dressed up. Good fun. We enjoyed.

Thank Paulandgang
Denton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is characterized as one of the oldest fortresses in the country. Much of the area was inaccessible due to the on-going construction. But, it still was a nice walk close to the harbor and close to Bryggen. Many of the buildings date back to the 1200's. Bergenhus Fortress is under the command of the Royal navy now. Both Haakon's... More 

Thank Joey P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic place close to the harbor, had a nice time visiting until (unannounced) they started a ceremony where they would fire cannons.. Those are really loud and with the world the way it is now, a lot of people were shook up. This happened at 12.00, so now you know people!

Thank 251larsn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a brief walk around the fortress, since it is free to enter and just next to Bryggen. There isn't a lot to see here, just muddy lawns. What remains of the fortress is not particularly impressive. The fortress resembled a construction site when we went, not sure what was happening, but that limited the areas we could access.... More 

Thank asdfqwerty1234
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little place to have a walk around.Here you can walk up and see the start of the Fjords. You can walk around a lot of the castle for free too.

Thank Sam M
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Neat to see the history of the building dating back. Appealed to the teenager who is a huge Game of Thrones fan.

Thank Gizmo8800
Washington, the State
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Very enjoyable site to walk and enjoy history and the beautiful park. Nice shade from the huge trees on a warm day.

Thank simivalley1699
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This was very disappointing ...given the scores of things to do and see in Bergen , this one can be totally avoided unless you just want to see some lawns with a free entry..

Thank Sandeep V
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This fortress at the end of the Bryggen is worth a visit. Be sure to tour the Rosenkrantz Tower, Haakon's Hall and the ramparts. Grounds are nicely maintained and there is some info available so you don't need a guide or formal tour. It takes about 45-60 minutes to see it all. By the way. it's free!!!!

Thank jaybeeFL
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366 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

The fort is pretty small...most areas like the tower and the museum, you have to pay...he grounds are free but there isn't much to see in the grounds...

Thank thelonious22

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