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Bergenhus Fortress: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice to explore the fortress in total. Unfortunately Rosenkrantz tower was closed on day of visit so can't comment. Otherwise, worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Turtle5954
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is not much to see here & some parts were not open due to renovations. We visited on a Sunday & it was full of local children climbing all over the ruins. There was no entry fee unless you wanted to visit the museum...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jill A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our seventh day (23 Sept 2019, Monday) we visited Bergen. We were in walking tour of Bergen after lunch. One of our stops was the Bergenhus Fortress. Its the remains of the fortress built in sixteen century. We did not visit the interior as...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dr_ganlt
Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

This museum is a must for those interested in WW2 history and especially the part that Bergen played in the war. It is open 11 - 5 every day during the summer period. There is very detailed translation booklets for each of the fascinating displays...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank HumphreyCushion
Reviewed 5 September 2019

This well preserved 13th century fortress lies near the Bryggen area and over-looking Bergen’s harbor. Seeing the fortress is actually free. There is a cost, though, in seeing Haakon’s Hall and Rosencrantz Tower. Bergen used to be the old capital. There are a number of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 28 August 2019

You get so much more information that way. We bought tickets for a guided tour of the fortress and Rosencrantz Tower. Since we were the only ones, we got a private tour with William? a delightful enthusiastic young man who really knew his stuff. It...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SNG56
Reviewed 28 August 2019

Plenty to see on the outside if you don't want to pay to go into Rosenkrantz Tower or Hakon's Hall. There are nice views of the harbor if you walk out to the end where the cannons are.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank lcb5310
Reviewed 25 August 2019

The fortress grounds are free - it is still an active military site but the Norwegian forces allow public access. You can take a walk around the walls and look at various buildings from several eras and see statues as well. Some Bergen locals walk...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 599Angela
Reviewed 18 August 2019

Bergenhus Fortress is a very nice historical monument. There are not that many fortresses, especially in northern Europe, that go back to the 13th century. We enjoyed visiting Bergenhus Fortress. Besides, it does not take a huge effort - just walk around the bay.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank niksk001
Reviewed 15 August 2019

The grounds are open to the public but there is a fee to access Rosenkrantz Tower with the art exhibits or Hakon’s Hall. We had little time so just walked the grounds which were partially closed as they were setting up for a rock concert....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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