This defensive and residential tower is named after Erik Rosenkrantz, governor of Bergen Castle c 1560. It was built by the Scots alongside a keep dating from 1270 and external entrenchments dating from 1520. On the side of the city, the building has a Renaissance façade with a domed tower. The Chapel of King Magnus Lagabøte (the Law-Mender) is on the second floor of the keep. The king's chamber above became an elegant reception hall in the 17C. The battlements command a fine view over the town.
Address:Bergenhus Festning, 5003 Bergen
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