New guided tour including Bryggens Museum, St. Mary's Church and the Rosenkrantz Tower.
The tour starts in Bryggens Museum. In the museum's archaeological exhibition, where you can among other things see the remains of the oldest tenements of Bergen. The exhibition focuses on archaeological finds from Bryggen, and tells about international trade from the city's earliest history.
We then leave Bryggens Museum and walk to St. Mary's Church nearby. St. Mary's Church is one of the oldest buildings standing still standing in Bergen. The church was built in the mid 1100s, and was from the late medieval period a German church in Bergen. The church has the richest church art of all medieval churches in Norway, here must especially mention the wonderful altar piece, probably made in Lübeck at the end of the 1400s.
From St. Mary's Church, the trip continues to Bergenhus Fortress. The oldest buildings here represented the first Norwegian medieval castle in Norway. Here we visit Rosenkrantztårnet. The oldest part of the tower served as a residence for the kings Magnus Håkonsson and Eirik Magnusson until 1299. The tower was in 1560s incorporated in the new Renaissance castle built by Governor Erik Rosenkrantz, and stands today as one tower. It includes a dungeon from the 1500s ...
The tour will be guided in english, and lasts for about 75 minutes.
Tickets for sale at Bryggens Museum.
Children under 16 years old is free.
For more information about the guided tours please contact Elin Johannessen-Lyras at Bergen City Museum e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.