In the King's castle -

In the King's castle

Performance type: 
The Rosenkrantz Tower, Rosenkrantztårnet
​45 min

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​Get to know Magnus the Law Mender better!

This year marks 750 years since King Magnus VI the Law Mender gave the country a common law. The new national law was a ground-breaking political and legal work and became the seed of the Norwegian state legal system. The work to improve the law also gave King Magnus VI the nickname « the Law Mender».

In celebration of the anniversary, the Bergen International Festival, in collaboration with the Bergen Cathedral Choir and the Bergen City Museum, invites you to visit the king's own castle fortress, today better known as the Rosenkrantz tower.

'Perhaps, in the time of Magnus the Law Mender, the Franciscan monks sang the same music when they walked around St Olav's Church, which is now called the Bergen cathedral, says Kjetil Almenning, conductor of the Bergen Cathedral Choir.

After the mini-concert and presentation, you may take a self-guided tour of the tower.

Photo: Bymuseet i Bergen


​The anniversary of King Magnus VI the Law Mender's national law from 1274 is also marked during high mass in Bergen domkirke (the Bergen Cathedral) on the same day, and with a concert in Håkonshallen with the Bergen Cathedral Choir and the folk music trio Østerlide.


​The event is held in Norwegian.


  • Bymuseet i Bergen presentation

  • Bergen Cathedral Choir music​

In collaboration with

Bymuseet i Bergen and Bergen Cathedral Choir