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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  • Worth the entrance fee to explore all the rooms and displays and climb to the top. The three of us entered at 2pm but had to scurry out when it closed at 3pm and we missed some. The red arrows were he...  more »
  • This is a historic location for protection of the town. There is a self guided tour of the tower that explains the functions of this site, its history and reconstruction after damage in WWII.  more »
  • it was a fun visit. lots of rooms and levels in thcastle to explore, and a lot of explanations of the history and people associated with the castle, plus good views over Bryggen from the top. well wor...  more »
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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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