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Rosenkrantz Tower - Bymuseet i Bergen

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One of the most important monuments of the Renaissance. Close to Hakon’s hall lies the Rosenkrantz Tower, which is considered to be the most important Renaissance era monument in Norway. Parts of the tower are from the 1270s, but it has been built...more
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Bergenhus Festning | Bergenhus Fortress, Bergen 5003, Norway
+47 55 30 80 30
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When I visited this place in November, it was closed for some renovation work so couldn't go inside. However, we visited the other parts of the fortress which were very good and well kept.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sharpshooterpratham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tower was the only part of this site that was open when we visited due to repairs. Totally worth the visit and price of admission - a glimpse into medieval history of Bergen. It was fun to snake through the stairwells of the tower...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Callisto S
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to Rosenkrantz Tower, in spite of the construction/maintenance going on outside during our visit. We found this place fascinating and had a great time visiting the various rooms, finding our way up and down the stone spiral staircases, and playing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MargaretB1956
Reviewed November 3, 2018

This building was being restored when we visited, but you still received the feel of its history and its place in the history of Bergen/Norway. It is not handicap accessible and involves many steps...caution to those with mobility issues.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard W
Reviewed October 28, 2018

This takes at least 30 min to get through, probably longer in peak tourist times. Well worth a stop if you like history. It's an interesting maze of rooms and has plenty of information.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Liz A
Reviewed October 19, 2018

The grounds around the Tower were very nice. The inside does not have much to offer and you can't get up to the roof for a view, due to reconstruction.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JRM10009
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Facade is under reconstruction but you can visit the tower. Narrow spiral stairs mean you have to bi fit and watch your head all the time. Arrows in the tower are not positioned precisely so sooner or later you will have no idea where you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Filotije
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Part of Bergen's core history. The tower provides an inside into the medieval past. The cold heavy rain outside provided the right context for to visit to this stark stone building. Very informative.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

The entire outside was being worked on mid-September 2018; because of this we could not go outside for the great view everyone talks about. This place has a ton of rooms and it's like a maze inside - it's easy to get turned around and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rooindie
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Under cover of scaffolding, we almost walked past it! Once inside (and allowing the school group ahead of us!) it was a fascinating place. Some of the staircases were a bit of a tight climb - they definitely must have been tiny people way back...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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