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Rosenkrantz Tower - Bergen City Museum

Rosenkrantz Tower - Bergen City Museum Photo: Regin Hjertholm
Rosenkrantz Tower - Bergen City Museum Photo: Regin Hjertholm
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Rosenkrantz Tower - Bergen City Museum
The tower was built in the 1560s by the governor of Bergen Castle (Bergenhus), Erik Rosenkrantz, and served as a combined residence and fortified tower.

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The Rosenkrantz Tower is considered one of the most important renaissance monuments in Norway. Part s of the tower are from the 1270s, but has been extended on several occasions for the purpose of fortification and as a demonstration of power. If you climb up the narrow and dark flights of stairs you can climb right up on the roof, which still provides impressive views.

The tower was the residence of King Eirik Magnusson, who was the last king to hold court in Bergen, until he died in 1299. Later the tower housed less fortunate residents – the cellar contains the notorious dungeon, which was probably in use well into the 19th century.

31 October the tower is open for an exciting and different All Saints Day celebration.

1.6 - 15.9: Café on the area

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  • Buildings & Monuments Buildings & Monuments
  • Museums & Galleries Museums & Galleries
  • Family activities Family activities

Hours

1/1/2015 - 3/28/2015
Sun
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
4/7/2015 - 4/30/2015
Sun
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5/2/2015 - 5/14/2015
Sun
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5/15/2015 - 5/16/2015
Fri and Sat
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5/18/2015 - 9/15/2015
Mon - Sun
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/16/2015 - 12/20/2015
Sun
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
4/18/2015
Sat
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Rosenkrantz Tower - Bergen City Museum - Photo: Regin Hjertholm

Rosenkrantz Tower - Bergen City Museum

The Rosenkrantz Tower is considered one of the most important renaissance monuments in Norway. Part s of the tower are from the 1270s, but has been ext...

Rosenkrantz Tower - Bergen City Museum

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