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.
Håkon’s Hall is 750 years old and was built by King Håkon Håkonsson as a royal residence and banqueting hall. When his son Magnus Håkonsson Lagabøte married the Danish princess Ingeborg in 1261, 2000 guests were invited. At that time Bergen was Norway’s largest and most important town, and Håkon’s Hall was the site of major national events, such as the drawing up of Norway’s first complete set of laws.
As a national cultural monument, Håkon’s Hall is still used both for royal dinners and other official occasions. The history of Bergenhus Fortress is long and eventful. In late summer we invite you to Festningsdagene, where you can play and learn much about Bergenhus Fortress since medieval times.
Cafe in Kapteinvaktmesterboligen open 10-16 in the period from 15.05 to 15.09.
If you buy a full-price ticket at the first museum, you get 50% discount on the admission fee to all of our other museums throughout the year. Coffee/tea included in the entrance fee from 15.05 to 15.09.
Guided tour from 24 June to 15 August. English at 10:00 and 14:00. Norwegian at 11:00. Guided tour: NOK 20
|Season (16 Sept 2017 - 14 May 2018)|
|Monday - Sunday||12:00||- 15:00|
|Season (15 May 2018 - 15 Sept 2018)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:00|
* Closed 25 March - 2 April, 1 and 17 May, 23 May - 7 June, 20 December 2018 - 1 January 2019
The hall might be closed during special events.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Children under 16 years||Free|
|Adults||NOK 80.- admission|
|Student||NOK 40.- admission|
Prices may be subject to change.
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