Bergenhus Festning, Bergen

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#7 of 16 in Historic Sites in Bergen
Step back in time at Bergenhus Festning, one of the oldest fortresses in Norway containing buildings dating back to the 13th century. Located in the city center, the fortress is part of an extensive park complex, ideal for exploring, having a picnic, or enjoying the harbor view. The grounds contain a medieval stone hall that was severely damaged in World War II, which now serves as a museum and occasionally provides space for concerts and banquets. The other notable structure within this complex is a tower used for storing gunpowder until the 1930s. Add Bergenhus Festning to your Bergen travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bergen journey planning app .
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  • Beautiful strong/old fortress which imposes on the beautiful Bay of Bergen, Bryggen district, with certainty and a ride that is worth it to enjoy the beautiful and wonderful images from the port of this cozy Norwegian city.
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  • Hi, these visits we made in May 2016, not 2017. In the most beautiful weather Bergen could wish to present visitors! We also enjoyed the "Farmers' Market" at Bryggen in Bergen. We also went to the "Ro...  more »
  • Especially look at nothing but the Central Hall is simply magnificent! Imagine what could happen here.
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  • This fortress is a great place to visit. It has historically significant spanning many hundred years. On the day of our visit, the Ministry of Defence was using part of it to host guest for the UCI Bicycle race. It even have a german bunker built during War world 2.
  • A good place to visit to see 19th century fortifications and enjoy the view and the garden, especially in spring and summer. Often the site of concerts and other cultural events.
  • A nice place to sitt back and enjoy life in May. Multiple museums will keep you interested for hours. You should take a trip into the tower if you have the chanse, great entertainment for kids and adults.
  • Great place to understand Norway's participation in WWII. And how the fortress protects the Bergen Port during serious times
  • Great tourist attraction..... we came here when it was luring with rain, so could only manage a quick look around. Close to the harbour, and a small piece of cool history of Bergen

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