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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 today

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

Thank jacy2
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This old hall is very nice. It was heavily damaged in the Second World War but was rebuilt. It doesn’t take a long time to look at and was very near my hotel. It’s nice.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hall is imposing and beautiful, but there is little else to see. It appears that the facility is mainly used for large banquets and perhaps weddings now. We had a Bergen Card, so this was still worth it for us, but probably would not...More

Thank Notacamper99
Reviewed 1 week ago

This area was damaged during WW2 when a ship exploded. Håkon’s Hall was built between 1247 and 1261 by Håkon Håkonsson. It was the largest and most imposing building in the area during the 13th-century. It is impressive and only takes 15 minutes to visit....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The special even was the night before our visit and in an adjoining building (We stayed in a hotel adjacent to Bergenhus and saw part of it). We didn't care about the adjacent building. The exterior of the Hall looked very impressive, but we could...More

Thank HowlnBubba
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Håkon’s Hall was built between 1247 and 1261 by Håkon Håkonsson. It was the largest and most imposing building of the royal residency in the 13th-century when Bergen was the political centre of Norway. I have wanted to see it, but it was closed. They...More

Thank leffex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The explosion of a ship in the nearby harbor during WW2 caused huge damage so what you see is mostly reconstruction but the air of an ancient hall is preserved. The guides are informative and speak English

Thank BJaneH
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed visiting Haakons Hall as the displays were very well done and provided in English. The grounds were immaculately kept and a nice place to wander and enjoy the view.

Thank ccoulter1954
BymuseetiBergen, Market at Haakon's Hall - Bymuseet i Bergen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 1 June 2018

This is the main draw when visiting the fortress complex. This hall is not always open, and when it’s closed, the Rosenkratz Tower is open instead. Even if closed, like the day we visited, stop by to soak in the medieval majesty on display here.

Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

This beautifully restored ancient hall is well worth the entrance fee. It is tastefully refurbished and having been almost totally destroyed and incident in WW2 has come to life again. It is a very large area worthy exploring and steeped in history.

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