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

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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.

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9/1/2014 - 12/20/2014
Mon - Sun
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5/15/2014 - 5/16/2014
Thu and Fri
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5/18/2014 - 5/20/2014
Mon, Tue and Sun
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6/6/2014 - 8/31/2014
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4/22/2014 - 5/14/2014
Mon - Sun
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
9/1/2013 - 4/12/2014
Mon - Sun
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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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

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