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Haakon's Hall - Bymuseet i Bergen

Bergenhus, Bradbenken | Hordaland, Bergen 5003, Norway
+47 55 30 80 30
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A stone hall worthy of a king Hakonshallen is more than seven hundred and fifty years old, and was built by King Hakon Hakonsson between 1247 and 1261 as a royal residence and feasting hall. When the king’s son Magnus Hakonsson Lagabøte married the Danish Princess Ingeborg in 1261, 2000 guests were hosted in three buildings. "Kings held court in the stone hall", as the sagas say. Hakonshallen is open most days of the year, even in the winter. On Sundays and all through the summer season one can take part in tours which include both Hakonshallen and the Rosenkrantz Tower. From mid may-mid september open daily 10 until 16. From mid september - mid may (winter) open daily 12 until 15.
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Bergenhus, Bradbenken | Hordaland, Bergen 5003, Norway
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"main hall"
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"interesting history"
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"beautiful hall"
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"royal table"
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"impressive building"
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"beautiful wood"
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"stone structure"
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"minute visit"
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"we enjoyed walking"
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"middle ages"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Hall is imposing and beautiful, but there is little else to see. It appears that the facility is mainly used for large banquets and perhaps weddings now. We had a Bergen Card, so this was still worth it for us, but probably would not...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This area was damaged during WW2 when a ship exploded. Håkon’s Hall was built between 1247 and 1261 by Håkon Håkonsson. It was the largest and most imposing building in the area during the 13th-century. It is impressive and only takes 15 minutes to visit....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The special even was the night before our visit and in an adjoining building (We stayed in a hotel adjacent to Bergenhus and saw part of it). We didn't care about the adjacent building. The exterior of the Hall looked very impressive, but we could...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Håkon’s Hall was built between 1247 and 1261 by Håkon Håkonsson. It was the largest and most imposing building of the royal residency in the 13th-century when Bergen was the political centre of Norway. I have wanted to see it, but it was closed. They...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The explosion of a ship in the nearby harbor during WW2 caused huge damage so what you see is mostly reconstruction but the air of an ancient hall is preserved. The guides are informative and speak English

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed visiting Haakons Hall as the displays were very well done and provided in English. The grounds were immaculately kept and a nice place to wander and enjoy the view.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

This is the main draw when visiting the fortress complex. This hall is not always open, and when it’s closed, the Rosenkratz Tower is open instead. Even if closed, like the day we visited, stop by to soak in the medieval majesty on display here.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

This beautifully restored ancient hall is well worth the entrance fee. It is tastefully refurbished and having been almost totally destroyed and incident in WW2 has come to life again. It is a very large area worthy exploring and steeped in history.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

This was a trip to see the old Hall built by King Hakon in the 1200s. Muchos it was destroyed by an explosion in the 1940s but it has had restoration work to turn it into a museum. Only really one large hall with a...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

A beautifully preserved building with interesting displays inside, including artifacts, furniture, and tapestries. Well worth a visit.

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