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Haakon's Hall - Bymuseet i Bergen

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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...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of Bergen's oldest buildings that dates back to the 13th century. Expereincing the history of any city makes my travel expereince more meaningful. This is worth the visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gaa0805
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A definite visit, if you are here for a day or a week. The guides were very helpful and the history is enlightening. Interesting to visit

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had expected just a hall, but there's more to it than that, and the information provided helps you to understand what you are looking at.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bergen is Norway’s second biggest city and at one time was its capital. There are several historical attractions here but Haakons Hall was my favourite because it has medieval and modern history.It was built in the 1100s as a reception hall for those who sailed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank G6686QUsusanh
Reviewed 12 February 2019

The building is steeped in history, but due to renovations there isn't a great deal to see other than an ornate banqueting hall. Authentic and easy to find ... but rather pricey for what you get.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kiwibuddy1
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I would suggest avoiding this because for the entry fees that you pay, you don't get to see much as most of the parts are closed for renovation.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sharpshooterpratham
Reviewed 6 December 2018

This ancient building sits right on the edge of the harbour keeping watch for centuries. It is authentic, aged and wonderful. It is easy to get to and surrounded by park like setting. Very much worth the time and effort.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Cheri Z
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Although much of this is under construction, the tour of a 900ad castle and its ruins were interesting. Its expensive though, and no discount considering much of it is closed and the self-guided tour was somewhat confusing and disoriented. I'd perhaps see how far along...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ryanprint
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Such a fun self-guided tour through the labyrinth of different rooms and floors, and a great insight into many facets of Bergen history. Worth it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hope S
Reviewed 3 November 2018

This area and building is interesting to visit and provides an awareness of the significance Bergen has played in the history of Scandinavia and the world.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard W
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