you need a tour guide to bring the place alive. The guides do a fantastic job in explaining its history
At the very end of the Bergen wharf area, facing the sea but surrounded by montains, it rises as a landmark for this enchanting city. You can go to the top of the tower to get great pictures from the city in a totally different angle.
Rosenkrantz Tower is located in the Royal Castle. Beautiful ground, tree-lined walkway, blooming flowers, green lawn, ancient building, guarded by tall mountains on one side and surrounded by the ocean on three sides. Easy walk from the city center. 7 Kings were buried here. An Italian travel film crew told us the cafe at the entrance had the best tea... More
A short walk from the Hanseatic Wharf is the Rosenkrantz Tower and on our visit it was extremely quiet with no tour groups visiting so it was nice to get away from the crowds for a short while. In a city where there are so many sights to see it is all too easy to dismiss this tower but there... More
This tower is rather unimpressive, if you've been to other castle towers. It doesn't have much on display, the authentic atmosphere is disturbed here and there with the exhibition stands (though there's not much to exhibit there), and the views from the top are nice, but there are better lookout places in and around Bergen. Go there if you've never... More
Lots of restoration going on. So, access was limited. The Tower is strategically positioned by the harbor. You are able to walk through the grounds while renovation is taking place in the Tower.
Im a local to Begen. If you are interested in the local history from the Hanseatic times this will be a good visit. You will be climbing the tower through different display rooms with small exibtions and end up on the roof of the tower. Visit will take about an hour or so.
The guides at the front desk were very helpful in directing us and answering questions. We started at the very bottom and worked our way up. In some of the rooms, they have historical exhibits that describe things that happened or information about the tower itself. You can go all the way up to the top and walk around. (It's... More
We were able to have a free guided tour of the Tower together with the Hakons Hall. The tour was very informative and gave us a good idea of life during medieval Norway. It lasted only about 40 min though, which is quite when you visit both buildings. There are however a lot of steps and staircases to be conquered,... More
This place is an interesting piece of Bergen history. On entering the Tower, we were given a pamphlet which helped explain the history and rooms. There were also plaques on the wall that gave a concise explanation in English which was really helpful. On the upper level, there was an exhibit about Bergen life, and there were also models of... More
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