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. Make Rosenkrantz Tower - Bymuseet i Bergen a centerpiece of your Bergen vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bergen vacation planning site .
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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Fun to walk through the tower and the children's activity room has great things to do. Great panoramic views from the top! Well worth it.
  • 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
  • Impressively - unfortunately only from the outside part of the fortress at the edge of the old town. Very good walking distance. Named after a Royal official. Old stone buildings like this are rare in Norway as a whole and also in mountains. Radiates power and impressive. Surrounded by other stone buildings, particularly Haakonshalle next to it. Been unfortunately closed when we were there.
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