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Bergen Sights

Bergenhus festning (Bergenhus Fortress)

Updated 12/05/2012

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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.

Sight Information


Bergen, 5020, Norway


/81–57–04–00-Bergenhus festning; /55–31–60–67-Håkonshallen


Sight Details:

  • 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

Updated 12/05/2012


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