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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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  • May be located in Bergenhus, walk while you tour. Not much bother seeking this tower.
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  • nice views, but average interesting museum.You just walk up and down stairs and visit different rooms with very little inside to see. The views from the top is good,  more »
  • The Rosenkrantz Tower is a place of great historical and cultural interest. It is one of the main buildings within the fortress of Bergenhus. Is a tour preferred for all the family. Perfect for a rainy day.
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  • Beautiful Garden and walk around the ramparts. The tower itself was closed on my visit.
  • Small and filled with people
  • 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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  • You go through the building on their own. There are many tight times and stairs in between the rooms. In each room you can read information about the room and the building.
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  • Must be experienced!
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