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Rosenkrantz Tower - Bymuseet i Bergen, Bergen

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Historic Site
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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  • If so, this is the place for you. Had a tour by a local guide which was quite good. So many rooms off the spiral staircases and a great view of Bergen from the roof. Worth a visit.  more »
  • Just a short walk from Bryggen wharf, the tower fronts the fort. You can walk around the site with ease, or visit during open hours for access inside  more »
  • This tower looks out of place next to the other buildings in the area, but I think it was built back in King Haakon's reign and was part of his Hall, it is very sturdy and has withstood storms from th...  more »
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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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