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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

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Close to Håkon’s Hall you will find the Rosenkrantz Tower, which is considered one of the most important renaissance monuments in Norway. Parts of the tower are from the 1270s, but it has been extended on several occasions for the purpose of fortification and as a demonstration of power to the independent-minded Hanseatic traders. If you climb up the narrow and dark flights of stairs you can climb right up on to the roof, which still provides impressive views.

The tower was built in the 1560s by the governor of Bergen Castle (Bergenhus), Erik Rosenkrantz, and served as a combined residence and fortifi ed tower. Earlier structures – King Magnus the Lawmender’s keep from about 1260 and Jørgen Hanssøn’s defence from about 1520, were incorporated in the tower.

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Closed public holidays 17 of May.

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9/1/2013 - 4/12/2014
Sun
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
4/22/2014 - 5/14/2014
Sun
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5/15/2014 - 5/16/2014
Mon - Sun
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5/18/2014 - 8/31/2014
Mon - Sun
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/1/2014 - 12/20/2014
Sun
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Rosenkrantz Tower - Bergen City Museum - Photo: Regin Hjertholm

Rosenkrantz Tower - Bergen City Museum

Close to Håkon’s Hall you will find the Rosenkrantz Tower, which is considered one of the most important renaissance monuments in Norway. Parts of the...

Rosenkrantz Tower - Bergen City Museum

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