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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...more
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Bergenhus, Bradbenken | Hordaland, Bergen 5003, Norway
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had to see this Hall, partly for the history of political meetings and partly for the romantic ideas of huge Renaissance banquets. But the pictures I thought left so much out actually were quite accurate and there isn't much left to see, but the building,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hall, nicely preserved, loved the linen (?) wall hangings. Could imagine all the upper crust walking around the hall.

Thank Rollie J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I find it very odd that they charge everything in the fortress seperately, but where the Rozenkratz Tower was interesting and they made an effort to make it interesting, Haakon's Hall is literally just an empty hall, like an event space. Considering its one of...More

Thank teagirl295
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Magnificant hall preserved and restored. Still in ude today for government affairs and special events. Wood and stone work very interesting.

Thank jacy2
BymuseetiBergen, PR consultant at Haakon's Hall - Bymuseet i Bergen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving a review of our museum the King Håkon's Hall. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This old hall is very nice. It was heavily damaged in the Second World War but was rebuilt. It doesn’t take a long time to look at and was very near my hotel. It’s nice.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed July 12, 2018

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

Thank Notacamper99
Reviewed July 11, 2018

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

Reviewed July 2, 2018

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

Thank HowlnBubba
Reviewed June 25, 2018

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

Thank leffex
Reviewed June 25, 2018

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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