Bergenhus Fortress, Bergen

3.8
Step back in time at Bergenhus Fortress, one of the oldest fortresses in Norway containing buildings dating back to the 13th century. Located in the city center, the fortress is part of an extensive park complex, ideal for exploring, having a picnic, or enjoying the harbor view. The grounds contain a medieval stone hall that was severely damaged in World War II, which now serves as a museum and occasionally provides space for concerts and banquets. The other notable structure within this complex is a tower used for storing gunpowder until the 1930s. Add Bergenhus Fortress to your Bergen travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bergen journey planning app.
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  • The resistance museum is incredible. It’s very well presented, and really hits home to see the bravery and hardship experienced. I would recommend anyone visit. It is free but you can donate to the...  more »
  • The fortress can be reached by taking public transport (bus) or walking around past the Bryggen harbour. Some of the walk is uphill but a nice walk through adjacent historic areas. The fortress has....  more »
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  • A place near the docs and old houses that represent Bergen. It is a nice walk, but it doesn't have this wow effect. It is old and looks nice. I think that it is treated as a park, more than an attraction. We saw many locals sitting under the trees chilling. Entrance to the park is free.
  • Lots of history. This is a great way to spend a few hours in Bergen. I've been here quite a few times and always manage to find an architectural element that I missed previously. The blend if stone and brick work is especially fascinating. This place is a must see.

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