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The Rosenkrantz Tower is located at the fortification area Bergenhus in the city center of Bergen. The oldest parts of the tower dates back to around 1250. It was called the citadel by the sea and was a part of the royal residence of King Magnus Lagabøte.

In the 16th century the tower was destroyed, first by a fire in 1513, then by an explosion in the gunpowder chamber in the 1530s. In the last part of the 16th century it was repaired by the feudal lord Valkendorf at Bergenhus fortification. Finally, in 1562 another feudal lord at Bergenhus, Erik Rosenkrantz decided to built a new tower. The tower was also destroyed during the World War II in 1944.

Some weeks ago the spire on top of the onion-dome was taken by the wind during the storm Nina.

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Additional Photos by Erling Henriksen (Hansaphotos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 943 W: 63 N: 2274] (11379)
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