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Rosenkrantz Tower - Bymuseet i Bergen

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One of the most important monuments of the Renaissance. Close to Hakon’s hall lies the Rosenkrantz Tower, which is considered to be the most important Renaissance era monument in Norway. Parts of the tower are from the 1270s, but it has been built...more
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Bergenhus Festning | Bergenhus Fortress, Bergen 5003, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site is effectively a museum these days offering an insight into the fortress' role across the centuries. Surely the most interesting is the stories of the English siege of the Dutch in the port of Bergen and the resulting battle that directly involved the...More

Thank AUSNC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our young daughter enjoyed exploring the tower. We loved the history and enjoyed walking up each level of the tower.

Thank vertigo1999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is well worth a visit but beware there are lots of steep narrow spiral staircases. Interesting info on witches

Thank 62Kathy52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I visited, there was scaffolding all around the tower, so could not really see it well. You can go inside and walk up through the rooms which are explained. However, there is not that much to see.

Thank Julien K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

o.k. if you have extra time in Bergen,otherwise I would skip it.Also the stairs are rather steep if you have mobility issues.

Thank scitchie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This would be fun for families with young kids. Walk north past the Bryggen Waterfront (essentially, a shopping mall) to the stone tower, and you'll find a fun interesting historic site. After walking through the gates, head to the small doorway on your left to...More

Thank Bryan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family with teens loved Rosenkranztz Tower. The history is fascinating and the twists and turns of the narrow spiral staircases added to its intrigue. We spent about an hour winding through the rooms, learning about the castle's inhabitants. Highly recommend.

Thank UpforanAdventure
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Of Renaissance and Medieval buildings restored and maintained. Nice armor display. Great views to the city and out to the fjord. Stairs, what more can I say Medieval stairs.

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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

The grounds around this tower are lovely. The tree lined paths are charming and provide a cool respite on a hot day. The tower was under construction so it didn’t feel very inviting. Nice historical information throughout the grounds.

1  Thank sorrylaurie
Reviewed 26 July 2018

A must see if visiting Bergen. The self guided tour takes you from the very base of the Tower, right through to the top. Lots of interesting things to see on each level with a great deal of history on display.

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