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European First Year Experience (EFYE) 2015 Conference

Reception

Håkonshallen

Håkonshallen or Haakon’s Hall The King’s banqueting hall

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Håkonshallen vart reist for 750 år sidan, jubileumet startar denne veka.
Håkonshallen vart reist for 750 år sidan, jubileumet startar denne veka.
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Doktorseremoni i Håkonshallen

Doctorate ceremony in Håkonshallen
Doctorate ceremony in Håkonshallen
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Bjørn Erik Larsen
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Haakon’s Hall

The King’s banqueting hall

Haakon’s Hall is 750 years old, and was built by King Håkon Haakonsson as a royal residence and banqueting hall. At that time Bergen was Norway’s largest and most important town, and Haakon’s Hall was the site of major national events, such as the drawing up of Norway’s first complete set of laws. Inside the thick stone walls there are still echoes of the medieval court’s solemn ceremonies and riotous feasts. As a national cultural monument, Haakon’s Hall is still used both for royal dinners and other official occasions. The hall is occasionally used for concerts, especially choir song and chamber music, and for banquets, mainly for official functions.

 

It is free to attend the reception