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Bergenhus festning (Bergenhus Fortress)

Bergenhus festning (Bergenhus Fortress) Review

The major buildings at the medieval Bergenhus are Håkonshallen (Haakon's Hall) and Rosenkrantztårnet (Rosenkrantz Tower). Both are open to visitors. Håkonshallen is a royal ceremonial hall erected during the reign of Håkon Håkonsson in the mid-1200s. It was badly damaged by the explosion of a German ammunition ship in 1944, but was restored by 1961. Erected in the 1560s by the governor of Bergenhus, Erik Rosenkrantz, Rosenkrantztårnet served as a combined residence and fortified tower.

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  • Address: Bryggen, Bergen, 5020 | Map It
  • Phone: 81–57–04–00 Bergenhus festning; 55–31–60–67 Håkonshallen
  • Hours: Grounds open daily 6:30 am–11 pm. Late Sept.–mid-May: Håkonshallen, Thurs. 3–6, Fri.–Wed. noon–3; Rosenkrantztårnet, Sun noon–3. Mid-May–late Sept.: both open daily 10–4
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  • Location: Bryggen and Nordnes
Updated: 12-05-2012

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