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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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  • Medieval fortress in Gothic style. There is a viewing platform from which to open cute.
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  • I am not sure if it is because i travel to places for the scenic views.. However this is a bog standard City landmark, not overly exciting in comparison to what Bergen has to offer, however, you must ...  more »
  • Very interesting history. Terrific and taking a walk on the site. Very good place for concerts.
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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.