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Bergenhus Festning

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Address: Bergenhus, Bergen, Norway
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06:30 - 23:00
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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 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
London, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I am not sure if it is because i travel to places for the scenic views.. However this is a bog standard City landmark, not overly exciting in comparison to what Bergen has to offer, however, you must visit as many places as you can to get a feel for the Bergen culture so I would recommend.

Thank Sharcoates
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

You can walk around the grounds for free, but it's definitely worth the money to go inside the buildings.

1 Thank Ame U
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

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.

1 Thank Paulandgang
Denton, Texas
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299 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 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!

1 Thank KarolaRS
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 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 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

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.

1 Thank Sam M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

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

1 Thank Gizmo8800
Washington, the State
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 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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