Rosenkrantztårnet and Håkonshallen, Bergen
Close to the Haakon's Hall there is the Rosenkrantz Tower. It was built in 1560 by Erik Rosenkrantz, and it was used as a combined residence and fortified tower. Earlier structures that King Magnus the Lawmender's keep from about 1260 and Jorgen Hansson's defences from about 1520, were incorporated by Erik Rosenkrantz. In 1944 the Bergehus was damaged due an explsion on a German ship, it was later resotred and now it is magnific!!!
Hakon's hall was built during the reign of King Hakon Hakonsson between 1247 and 1261. It was the largest and biggest building of the royal residency in the 13th century when Bergen was the political centre of Norway. It was restored at the end of 19th century and inside it you can see some paintings made by Gerhard Munthe.
This is closed during the festspillene. It was built between 1247 and 1261 by Håkon Håkonson. You can get guided tous during the summer season and every sunday. During night you can se it from the town becouse of the lightening. With a Bergen Card you can go for free The boat you se in front of Håkons Hallen is Statsraad Lehmkuhl. The boat is 90 years old , and also one of Bergens must see.....
Haakonshallen (Haakon's Hall) has taken its name from its builder King Haakon Haakonsson, and has been established in 13th century for wedding and coronation purposes. In 13th century Haakonshallen being the political centre, was the largest and the most impressive royal building in Norway.
In 1944 German ship destroyed it and only the walls remained.
However, it's still the biggest secular medieval building in Norway and it's definitely worth seeing.
Rosenkrantz Tower is one of Bergen's top attractions and dates back to medieval times. The name Rosenkrantz is the name of the man who erected it, Erik Rosenkrantz, Governor of Bergen castle.
it served two purposes: first it was Rosenkrantz's living quarters, and secondly a fortified tower for the preservation of the city.
Haakon's hall was buit between 1247 and 1261during the reign of King Hakon Hakonsson and it was the largest in the century when Bergen was the norwegian political centre.
Rosenkrantz tower is near the Haakons's hall and was built in the second half of the 16th century by Erik Rosenkrantz, the gorvenor of the Bergenhus (Bergen Castle).
These are two medieval buildings that have an interesting history. There are two separate tours of the buildings with two fees. Our Bergen card got us free admission to both. The tours are the only good way to see the buildings.
A beautiful piece of medieval history, right on the waterfront. Nice tour of how the governor of the Hansa operations lived and worked.
Make sure you're there early or later in the day as it gets quite packed in there!
The hall was built between 1247 and 1261. It was built for the King Hakon Hakonsson when the kings of Norway ruled from the city.. Nearby is the Rosenkrantzarnet that has winding spiral staircases. Both have had to have much rebuilding work as they were destroyed during a 1944 explosion of a German ammunition ship.
Rosenkrantz Tower was built in the 1560s to defend the town. Adjoining the tower, King Håkon Håkonsson built the Håkonshallen in 1261 for his son's wedding. As it is central to the port area, it is well worth seeing.
It looks very old from the outside and it is, but the interior is all 50's style. This is because the building was almost completely destroyed in WW2 when an ammo ship exploded right in the harbour. It's still an interesting site though, if only because the hall is of national importance.
Our cruise shipped docked by this small fortified tower residence. While everyone else went off on excursions, we walked over to this area of green space and enjoyed the peace and quiet. The tower residence also has interesting gargoyles among its interesting architecture. The site can be visited in part of day, allowing time to go to other locations in this fascinating city.
Håkonshallen was built by King Håkon Håkonsson about year 1250. This was the one and only time Norway as a kingdom was ruled from Bergen.
Only got to see the outside :( It looks very impressive from there.
Link provided gives a very detailed description of this building.
The Rosenkrantz Tower was built in the 1560's and was used as a residence and fortified tower for Bergen.