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.
Håkon’s Hall is 750 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. 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.
As a national cultural monument, Håkon’s Hall is still used both for royal dinners and other official occasions. The history of Bergenhus Fortress is long and eventful. In late summer we invite you to Festningsdagene, where you can play and learn much about Bergenhus Fortress since medieval times.
The Haakon's Hall is closed on special occasions, and at Christmas and Easter:
April 30, 1, 13 and 17 May
May 24 - June 9 - Bergen International Festival
25th and 29th June
26, 27 and 28 August
23 December - 1 January 2017
Rosenkrantz Tower will be open.
Cafe in Kapteinvaktmesterboligen open 10-16 in the period from 15.05 to 15.09.
If you buy a full-price ticket at the first museum, you get 50% discount on the admission fee to all of our other museums throughout 2016. Coffee/tea included in the entrance fee from 15.05 to 15.09.
Children: free entrance.