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Bergenhus Festning

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Address: Bergenhus, Bergen, Norway
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06:30 - 23:00
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Interesting history.

We walked over to the fortress after strolling along the Bryggen Wharf area. There was no fee to walk in and wander around the grounds, which felt like a trip back in time. It... read more

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767 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked over to the fortress after strolling along the Bryggen Wharf area. There was no fee to walk in and wander around the grounds, which felt like a trip back in time. It was interesting to see the structures up close and learn a little about the history, but it's not a particularly exciting place. Our kids found it... More 

Thank ERFSU82
Carlsbad, California
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great picture opportunities here, great old castle on harbor, many pictures worth taking and you can read about their history on the plaques.

Thank cmperdue
Colchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I am not sure if it is because i travel to places for the scenic views.. However this is a bog standard City landmark, not overly exciting in comparison to what Bergen has to offer, however, you must visit as many places as you can to get a feel for the Bergen culture so I would recommend.

Thank Sharcoates
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

You can walk around the grounds for free, but it's definitely worth the money to go inside the buildings.

1 Thank Ame U
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Not that busy. Me and the kids loved rattling around the old place. Some good fun shots with the kids dressed up. Good fun. We enjoyed.

1 Thank Paulandgang
Denton, Texas
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324 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is characterized as one of the oldest fortresses in the country. Much of the area was inaccessible due to the on-going construction. But, it still was a nice walk close to the harbor and close to Bryggen. Many of the buildings date back to the 1200's. Bergenhus Fortress is under the command of the Royal navy now. Both Haakon's... More 

Thank Joey P
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2,470 reviews
1,909 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 624 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Authentic place close to the harbor, had a nice time visiting until (unannounced) they started a ceremony where they would fire cannons.. Those are really loud and with the world the way it is now, a lot of people were shook up. This happened at 12.00, so now you know people!

1 Thank KarolaRS
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125 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Went for a brief walk around the fortress, since it is free to enter and just next to Bryggen. There isn't a lot to see here, just muddy lawns. What remains of the fortress is not particularly impressive. The fortress resembled a construction site when we went, not sure what was happening, but that limited the areas we could access.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Nice little place to have a walk around.Here you can walk up and see the start of the Fjords. You can walk around a lot of the castle for free too.

1 Thank Sam M
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93 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Neat to see the history of the building dating back. Appealed to the teenager who is a huge Game of Thrones fan.

1 Thank Gizmo8800

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