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Bergenhus Festning, Bergen

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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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Where to stay in Bergen

As a major Norwegian city, Bergen offers accommodations--and just about everything else--at a high price. Try to stay in the picturesque Bryggen wharf area near the fish market, or in the city center. If you’re looking for lively nightlife, check out rooms close to the city’s university. To find less-expensive lodging, search for hostels in the city center and campsites just out of town. Alternatively, live like a local by staying in a small guesthouse.
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  • Boring. Nothing to see. Empty tables and chairs and many of them. This app is asking me for extra 100 words. However, there is nothing to say since there is nothing to see. Nothing. Nothing.  more »
  • The Fort area is open to the public to wander around most anytime it seems, but if you want to see inside the fort itself, make sure you check their opening hours, they are limited and inflexible. The...  more »
  • With its central location, we dropped into this area of historic buildings and park areas several times. Much of it is open public area with no fees or access restrictions. We never visited when any o...  more »
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  • Cool fortress. There's a great view of the city and water out on the point. No negatives...Just not that large of a place.
  • This place was really cool. Interesting history for sure, but I had a ball walking around the various corridors. There's not much room here for you to move around. Those with physical conditions or elderly may want to stay clear as there are steep stairs, low doorways, uneven pathways of stone.
  • Oldest place I have ever been. Good view. Worth the admission which is very reasonable.
  • Nice views over Bergen. Price to visit tower too high. Pleasant walks in grounds. Good photo opportunities.
  • naice to teak a wok around end see the past ----naice...