The Rosenkrantz Tower 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. If you climb up the narrow and dark flights of stairs you can climb right up onto the roof, which 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.

Advance bookings for groups only outside ordinary opening hours: E-mail: booking@bymuseet.no Emails are only answered during office hours Monday – Friday. 25% group discount for 10 people or more. Additional costs for guide.

It is free to enter the Bergenhus Festning historic area. Recommended for walking and recreation.

Source: Visit Bergen
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Schedule

From September 12 to October 9

Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
16:00–19:00
Wednesday:
Closed
Thursday:
Closed
Friday:
Closed
Saturday:
11:00–14:00
Sunday:
11:00–14:00

From October 10 to October 14

Weekdays:
11:00–15:00
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed

From October 15 to December 18

Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
16:00–19:00
Wednesday:
Closed
Thursday:
Closed
Friday:
Closed
Saturday:
11:00–14:00
Sunday:
11:00–14:00

From June 18 to August 21

Weekdays:
10:00–16:00
Saturday:
10:00–16:00
Sunday:
10:00–16:00

From August 22 to September 11

Weekdays:
10:00–15:00
Saturday:
10:00–15:00
Sunday:
10:00–15:00

Prices

From:
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Contact

Address:
  • Bergenhus
  • 5003 Bergen
Phone:
55 30 80 30
Email:
booking@bymuseet.no
Website:

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