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The city of the Seven Mountains

De syv fjell (The Seven Mountains) surround the center of the misty harbor town of Bergen. Nestled on the country’s rocky west coast, Bergen is exciting and charming, an ideal starting point for fjord tours and cruises. Bryggen – the medieval fish market street - also known as Tyskebryggen (the German Wharf), is one of the city’s most picturesque sights. Bryggen has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site since 1979 – a well deserved accolade, for its unique architecture.

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Rosenkrantz Tower

Rosenkrantz Tower

Famous A significan Renaissance monument for Norwegians

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A significan Renaissance monument for Norwegians Editors' Note

Not far from Håkon’s Hall, visitors to Bergen will find the Rosenkrantz Tower. This most important Renaissance monument, is one of the most interesting in all Norway. Some parts of the tower date from the 1270s, but since then the fortification has been extended many times.

Climbing the narrow, dark flights of stairs which lead to the roof, one can obtain an impressive view of the city. Once the residence of King Eirik Magnusson, the tower also served a more sinister purpose, as the legendary dungeons in the cellar saw use by the end of the 15th Century until well into the 1800’s.

Rosenkrantz Tower
Rosenkrantztårnet, Bergenhus, Bradbenken, 5835 Bergen
+47 55 31 43 80
12:00-15:00 Daily guided tours of the Rosenkrantz Tower and Håkon’s Hall, starting in the Hall.