Go to content Go to navigation
Bergen

Haakon's Hall - Bergen City Museum

Haakon's Hall - Bergen City Museum Photo: Regin Hjertholm Haakon's Hall - Bergen City Museum Photo: Regin Hjertholm Read more: Håkonshallen 3 Read more: Håkonshallen - Bymuseet i Bergen logo
Haakon's Hall - Bergen City Museum Photo: Regin Hjertholm
Haakon's Hall - Bergen City Museum Photo: Regin Hjertholm
Read more: Håkonshallen 3
Read more: Håkonshallen - Bymuseet i Bergen logo

Contact information

Description

Håkon’s Hall is almost seven hundred and fifty years old, and was built by King Håkon Håkonsson as a royal residence and banqueting hall. When his son Magnus Håkonsson Lagabøte married the Danish princess Ingeborg in 1261, 2000 guests were invited. "The King held court in the stone hall" say the sagas. At that time Bergen was Norway’s largest and most important town, and Håkon’s Hall was the site of major national events, such as the drawing up of Norway’s first complete set of laws.

Inside the thick stone walls there are still echoes of the medieval court’s solemn ceremonies and riotous feasts. As a national cultural monument, Håkon’s Hall is still used both for royal dinners and other official occasions. It is easy to spot where His Majesty the King usually sits.

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.

Closed during the Bergen International Festival, Christmas, Easter and on special occasions.

1.6.-31.8.: Café.

Closed public holidays 1 and 17 of May.

Facilities

  • Discounts

    • Bergen Card

Categories

  • Buildings & Monuments Buildings & Monuments
  • Museums & Galleries Museums & Galleries

Hours

6/5/2013 - 8/31/2013
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/1/2013 - 5/14/2014
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thu
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

TripAdvisor reviews

Close
Embed this article

Copy and paste this code into your blog/website

Preview

Haakon's Hall - Bergen City Museum - Photo: Regin Hjertholm

Haakon's Hall - Bergen City Museum

Håkon’s Hall is almost seven hundred and fifty years old, and was built by King Håkon Håkonsson as a royal residence and banqueting hall. When his son...

Haakon's Hall - Bergen City Museum

Source: Visitnorway

Disclaimer

This site includes information about products and services provided by third parties. Whilst Innovation Norway endeavours to ensure that all information on the site is accurate, we cannot be held responsible or liable for any claims caused by information supplied on this website. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. You should always check the accuracy of the information provided with the relevant supplier. Innovation Norway is under no circumstances responsible for the contents of external web pages linking to its website. Legal disclaimer.

Ad
Ad

More about this area

Winter in Bergen

Winter is the time for some excellent cross-country skiing near Bergen, and there are fantastic downhill slopes for those looking for action.

Attractions in Bergen

Top attractions in Bergen include Bryggen, the Fløibanen Funicular, the Fish Market, the Edvard Grieg Museum at Troldhaugen and Fantoft Stave Church.

What to do in Bergen

Take part in Bergen's vibrant cultural scene. The nearness to nature makes Bergen a good starting point for outdoor activities.

Norway is "the Greatest Place on Earth"

The international newspaper the Huffington Post is charmed by the beauty of Norway's fjords and islands, the midnight sun and the northern lights.

Shopping in Bergen

In Bergen you find plenty of tempting shops – from the small and specialised to large department stores.

Bryggen - the Hanseatic wharf in Bergen

This UNESCO protected old merchant quarter of Bergen is the only preserved business district from the Hanseatic period.
TEXT ADS
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
Ad
Ad

Subscribe to newsletter