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Haakon's Hall - Bymuseet i Bergen

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A stone hall worthy of a king Hakonshallen is more than seven hundred and fifty years old, and was built by King Hakon Hakonsson between 1247 and 1261 as a royal residence and feasting hall. When the king’s son Magnus Hakonsson Lagabøte married the...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of it is big rooms with chairs but the last room was worth it a huge banqueting room with large window

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This would be a pleasant venue for a special event, but there is very little to see, for which you will pay $10-$20, depending on your age or if you have already paid for another Bergen museum. Save your $$$.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you do the tour. They will explain you the history of the hall and some stories around it.

Thank Julien K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Same as the Rosenkrantz tower o.k. if you have extra time otherwise skip it.Not as many stairs or as steep as the tower.

Thank scitchie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fairly pricey to see one large hall where only sidewalls remain from a few centuries ago, so not medieval. Got to listen in to guide which made it more interesting.

Thank Otto L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the fortress and decided to take a tour through Haakon’s Hall. Informative tour and knowledgeable guide who talked us through the history of the former capital’s fortress and main hall which was used for banquets and other meetings. It is close by the fish...More

Thank Prinsenhof
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Had to see this Hall, partly for the history of political meetings and partly for the romantic ideas of huge Renaissance banquets. But the pictures I thought left so much out actually were quite accurate and there isn't much left to see, but the building,...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2018

Great hall, nicely preserved, loved the linen (?) wall hangings. Could imagine all the upper crust walking around the hall.

Thank Rollie J
Reviewed 25 July 2018

I find it very odd that they charge everything in the fortress seperately, but where the Rozenkratz Tower was interesting and they made an effort to make it interesting, Haakon's Hall is literally just an empty hall, like an event space. Considering its one of...More

Thank teagirl295
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Magnificant hall preserved and restored. Still in ude today for government affairs and special events. Wood and stone work very interesting.

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BymuseetiBergen, PR consultant at Haakon's Hall - Bymuseet i Bergen, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thank you for leaving a review of our museum the King Håkon's Hall. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

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