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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  • August 13, 2017
    Incredible how one pays 80 NOK to go into a museum that is just a set of balls with some history which is not being unfolded or told, and the reason is- it is the King's, so it has to be at the ready ...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Paying the modest charge for the English tour brought the history and significance of this major site to life. Our tour guide was a Mastermind level expert on the centuries of colourful history surrou...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    but we looked for reasons of time only from the outside. At our next mountains we will visit inside look at the tower.
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  • June 18, 2017
    There is a narrow road ...going up to the hill, nice view to see , free entrance
  • March 1, 2017
    Beautiful Garden and walk around the ramparts. The tower itself was closed on my visit.
  • July 24, 2016
    Small and filled with people
  • July 6, 2017
    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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  • April 21, 2016
    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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