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“Historic fortress”
Review of Bergen Fortress

Bergen Fortress
Ranked #23 of 146 things to do in Bergen
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Bergen Fortress or Berngenhus Festning to give it its local name is a park full of historic remains at the head of Bergen Harbour. It is now set in well manicured grounds with cannons and defensive walls circling the park. For 40kr you can visit the two main buildings in the grounds. The Rosenkrantz Tower has parts which date back to 1270 when it was Bergen Castle. From the top you get a great view across the harbour and the neighbouring Haakon's Hall. This hall was build for King Haakon in the 13th C and even today is used for the occasional royal event. The hall has a soaring wooden roof and an undercroft you can visit.

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Reviewed 13 October 2013

good cheap way of seeing some of Bergen there are extra parts to pay to get into however you can enjoy the fort just milling about the grounds!
a great little way to relax and save some money maybe, it also looks fantastic by night!

8  Thank J P
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

Bergen is one of the most expensive ports we've ever visited - but on the fortress site is a free museum (with free coffee, no less) of the Norwegian resistance in WWII. You will find guns, uniforms, newpaper articles, stories of Norway's efforts to free themselves. A somber history of some brave souls.

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Reviewed 26 May 2013

This site was especially interesting to us. We were told it wasn't particularly interesting and not to bother. It was built in 1560's. The readings in each room explained very nicely the history of the tower. This facility is open from 15 May to 31 August. Check it out--

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Reviewed 5 October 2017
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