Bergen City Reception

On June 20, the City of Bergen will welcome the conference participants in Håkonshallen – King Håkon’s hall. This is the first conference event, and starts at 19:00. Duration 1 hour. Doors open at 18:45.

The 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. 

Dress Code: Business Formal

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