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Haakon's Hall - Bymuseet i Bergen

Bergenhus, Bradbenken | Hordaland, Bergen 5003, Norway
+47 55 30 80 30
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A stone hall worthy of a king Hakonshallen is more than seven hundred and fifty years old, and was built by King Hakon Hakonsson between 1247 and 1261 as a royal residence and feasting hall. When the king’s son Magnus Hakonsson Lagabøte married the Danish Princess Ingeborg in 1261, 2000 guests were hosted in three buildings. "Kings held court in the stone hall", as the sagas say. Hakonshallen is open most days of the year, even in the winter. On Sundays and all through the summer season one can take part in tours which include both Hakonshallen and the Rosenkrantz Tower. From mid may-mid september open daily 10 until 16. From mid september - mid may (winter) open daily 12 until 15.
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Bergenhus, Bradbenken | Hordaland, Bergen 5003, Norway
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"main hall"
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"interesting history"
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"beautiful hall"
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"royal table"
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"impressive building"
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"minute visit"
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"beautiful wood"
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"stone structure"
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"we enjoyed walking"
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"middle ages"
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"on display"
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"tower"
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"century"
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"grandeur"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed visiting Haakons Hall as the displays were very well done and provided in English. The grounds were immaculately kept and a nice place to wander and enjoy the view.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the main draw when visiting the fortress complex. This hall is not always open, and when it’s closed, the Rosenkratz Tower is open instead. Even if closed, like the day we visited, stop by to soak in the medieval majesty on display here.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

This beautifully restored ancient hall is well worth the entrance fee. It is tastefully refurbished and having been almost totally destroyed and incident in WW2 has come to life again. It is a very large area worthy exploring and steeped in history.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

This was a trip to see the old Hall built by King Hakon in the 1200s. Muchos it was destroyed by an explosion in the 1940s but it has had restoration work to turn it into a museum. Only really one large hall with a...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

A beautifully preserved building with interesting displays inside, including artifacts, furniture, and tapestries. Well worth a visit.

Thank Deb A
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This old crowning and festivity hall of the middle ages, has an amazing history with several reconstructions. Being a grainsilo aswell it was destroyed the last time during WW2 and is today a concerthall, museum and royal festivityhall again. If you like architecture or history,...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The hall is neat to see, you can just imagine royalty there. The basement is where you are directed first but there isn’t much there – go straight to the hall. It’s about a 10 minute visit but worthwhile. More worthwhile is the neighboring Rosencrantz...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Gothic in style, it was the king's home and governmental seat during the Middle Ages. For 3 centuries, it served that purpose and then, mid-1500's, was used for storage. In 1944, a German munition ship exploded in the harbor and the Hall was damaged; only...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Beautiful wood and stone structure. You can picture the meetings that took place there during the Middle Ages. Damaged during WWII but was beautifully restored.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Inmpressive building with interesting history. Worth visiting as part of a visit to the complex of museums in this area.

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