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“They closed it for the international festival”

Haakon's Hall - Bymuseet i Bergen
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$30.02*
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Ranked #37 of 145 things to do in Bergen
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Owner description: The Haakon's Hall is almost seven hundred and fifty years old, and was built by King Haakon Haakonsson as a royal residence and banqueting hall. When his son Magnus Haakonsson Lagabote married the Danish princess Ingeborg in 1261, 2000 guests were invited. The King held court in the stone hall says the sagas. At that time Bergen was Norway's largest and most important city, and the Haakon's Hall was the site of major national events, such as the drawing up of Norway's first complete set of laws. Inside the thick stone walls there are still echoes of the medieval court's solemn ceremonies and riotous feasts. As a national cultural monument,the Haakon's Hall is still used both for royal dinners and other official occasions. It is easy to spot where His Majesty the King usually sits. Closed during the Bergen International Festival, Christmas, Easter and on other special occasions. The King Håkon's hall is open all year round. Off season from 16 september until 14 may from 12 until 3, from 15 may until 15 september every day from 10 until 4.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

We would have seen it, but they have closed it down for an entire month for the international festival (even though the concert was outside today and apparently free for anyone with ears). Instead we went to the Rosenkrantz Tower, which I think was better anyway.

Thank KatS_Unique_Char
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

close to Bryggen it's a lovely 12th century building in excellent condition.

Thank Diego L
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting Hakon's Hall. I visited here in 1975 and this time I visited with my 1st cousin and his family!

Thank cdnviking
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

when Norway ruled the North Atlantic (almost..). Here, the first All-Norwegian laws were written. This was the governments building. Destroyed by an explosion during WW2, but very well reconstructed.

Thank SigridAlvestad
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Reviewed August 27, 2011

On our fourth day in Bergen (we went there for a conference), I went here because after 3 days there isn't much to do in Bergen. The best part was ceiling in the great hall. You get a brochure describing each room but there are no signs or maps or arrows so it was hard to know where to go next. I think it would be best to do this as part of the Bryggens Walking Tour with a guide who could provide more info. There is a small cafe and you get a free coffee with your ticket and 50% off admission to other Bergen Museums.

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