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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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  • The fortress is partially looped, to touch the style of ´ t from the 12th century to date all / together with a German (high) bunker wonderfully Ivy ensnared is - so that you can no longer see him... Nice to the walk and with views of the Harbour
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  • Cosy park area of the city. A hot summer day I will back here to go on a picnic. Beautiful chivalric buildings. A nice trip to go in any kind of weather.
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  • On the header of the port you will find this fortress that consists of a church and several outbuildings. During the visit learned that the only time that one has had to defend the Harbour for the Dutch fleet was. Next to the church you will find still remnants of the Foundation, in the Church itself I'm not inside.
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  • The fortress is nice to walk around inside with however there is not a lot to see inside. However there are outdoor concerts here which are nice for special events. Otherwise the area is just a nice area to wander through and views of the port.
  • Authentic place close to the harbor, had a nice time visiting until (unannounced) they started a ceremony where they would fire cannons.. Those are really loud and with the world the way it is now, a lot of people were shook up. This happened at 12.00, so now you know people!
  • Definitely worth a visit since it is free. However, there isn't a lot to see with the construction going on, but the grounds are still nice.
  • Wonderful world -apart feeling of the antiquity of Bergen. We arrived after the buildings were closed for the day, which added to its mystery.
  • Beautiful grounds, but little information explaining the sights.