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The Rosenkrantz Tower

In the coming years, Statsbygg will secure this heritage site by restoring the roof and facades. The Rosenkrantz Tower is open to the public during the working period.

This is the most prominent renaisssance building in Norway. The oldest parts dates from around 1270, when the Rosenkrantz tower was a part of the Norwegian Royal Castle.

The tower received its present form around 1563. Statsbygg manages Håkon's Hall and The Rosenkrantz tower. The stable Building, the Gatehouse, and Jørgen Hanssøn's Wall.

The other buildings at Bergenhus Fortress are managed by the Norwegian Defence Estates Agency. Bymuseet i Bergen administrates official events at the Rosenkrantz tower and the Håkon's Håll, an its in charge of exhibitions and public outreach.

In the 750-year history of The Rosenkrantz tower water has always been a problem. Water has leaked from the walls, the roof and the guards passage.

In the coming years, Statsbygg will secure this heritage site by restoring the roof and facades. The work will be undertaken in close collaboration with the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage.

16th September until the 20th December its open daily from 11-15 (closed Mondays).

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