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Rosenkrantz Tower - Bymuseet i Bergen, Bergen

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Walk about the lush gardens of Rosenkrantz Tower - Bymuseet i Bergen, a prime Norwegian Renaissance monument, and learn about the history through multilingual signage. The governor of Bergenhus, Erik Rosenkrantz, built the fortified tower in the 1560s as his residence, although the oldest parts date back to the 1270s. The cellar houses the infamous dungeon, where prisoners were kept from the end of the 15th century until the 19th century. Climb up the slender stairway to the rooftop, which offers views over the harbor, waterfront, and city. Put Rosenkrantz Tower - Bymuseet i Bergen into our Bergen vacation builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bergen.
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  • There are of course the most beautiful castles and palaces, with more comprehensive, but it is still a must to do. The ticket discount for some other museums. They told us and the 2nd we paid full price.
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  • For those who have been to other countries in Europe, such towers is very much! Thought maybe that special inside! No problem!!! The only thing that others, so this is the view from the Tower
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  • A jungle of narrow, steep and dark passages leading to so many rooms on so many levels. Luckily, arrows guide one along the way to prevent getting lost. Fascinating historical structure with a impress...  more »
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  • There is a narrow road ...going up to the hill, nice view to see , free entrance
  • Beautiful Garden and walk around the ramparts. The tower itself was closed on my visit.
  • Small and filled with people
  • If you're walk in Bergen and reach the area of the walled city, you can take advantage to climb this tower. The ascent is a bit narrow in some sections and not very high ceiling, but views compensate for it all.
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  • This tower stands vis a vis Håkonshallen. This famous prisoner Tower is well worth a visit. But be aware that it is very cramped and low ceilings.
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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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