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Bergenhus Festning, Bergen

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Bergenhus Festning on your holiday in Bergen, and find out what else Bergen has to offer, use our Bergen family vacation planner.
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  • This castle is a 10-minute walk from the fish market in Bergen. This castle is not big and I could not find a characteristic architecture or fortress. There are several ships docked on the beach overlooking the sea landscape call answer.
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  • Location of bryggen warehouses located fortified castles. This area inhabited by royalty in the medieval period, currently rosenkrantz Tower, King's Palace, the Museum as a tourist spot. Beautifully landscaped grounds from early morning until midnight free to enter and you overlook the other side from the Hill.
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  • It sure sounds like it, perhaps at this inspired Grieg. The hall itself is mostly blank, however, this adds to the magnificence of it. You can also walk around in the surrounding garden. A point of interest for a relatively short visit. The nearby Tower we have not visited, was in renovation.
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  • It's a fortress. What's not to love about that!
  • i love norway
  • An old military fortress recently opened to the public after the military stopped usingt for anything serious. In plain summer, late July, the park was not particularly pretty. The place is divided in the parts, two of which are relatively hard to find, and the signs are not good. The view from Sverreborg isn't bad, but I enjoyed more walking through the small old houses behind the hill (coming from the waterside).
  • Historical fort, good photography opportunities.
  • simply good
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