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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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Bergenhus, Bradbenken | Hordaland, Bergen 5003, Norway
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This ancient building sits right on the edge of the harbour keeping watch for centuries. It is authentic, aged and wonderful. It is easy to get to and surrounded by park like setting. Very much worth the time and effort.

Thank Cheri Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although much of this is under construction, the tour of a 900ad castle and its ruins were interesting. Its expensive though, and no discount considering much of it is closed and the self-guided tour was somewhat confusing and disoriented. I'd perhaps see how far along...More

Thank ryanprint
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a fun self-guided tour through the labyrinth of different rooms and floors, and a great insight into many facets of Bergen history. Worth it.

Thank Hope S
Reviewed 4 November 2018

This area and building is interesting to visit and provides an awareness of the significance Bergen has played in the history of Scandinavia and the world.

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Nice grounds around this place, but not much to see. A lot more to do in Bergen besides this unless you have lots of time.

Thank JRM10009
Reviewed 17 October 2018

It was devastated by a blast in 1944 if I am not mistaken, reconstructed now which is obvious, but you can easily imagine how huge it was (and still is) when it was built. Below it is also amazingly large area with lot of tables...More

Thank Filotije
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is worth a short visit. The hall is named after its first builder King Hakon Hakonsson. My visit included a tour guide who gave us a short history of the hall including the changes it went through over the years.

Thank Marcia B
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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

Thank 62Kathy52
Reviewed 9 September 2018

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 $$$.

Thank gosmart07
Reviewed 2 September 2018

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

Thank Julien K
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