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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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  • Completely preserved medieval tower near the port between pleasure boats and cruise ships, is this wonder dated 1240 originally as Tower Defense, owes its name to the master of the Castle, Erik Rosenkrantz, who in 1560 they extended the original structure. Wonderful to see both on and off even though we missed the moment and externally it has been possible to admire with partial scaffolds for restoration.
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  • Great experience and a unique insight into the local history. You can't leave Bergen without visiting the tower and the great hall. 
  • The tower which you get walking after enjoying the Bryggen, has no motivation, every way there is to visit it and if you can upload it to observe the full port from above
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