Finnesloftet – a medieval hall from 1295
Finnesloftet is a wooden building that dates from the same time period as the Stave churches. They also share many construction and design elements, however Finnesloftet served a very different purpose. The building is a medieval hall – the only one of its kind that is still standing. The «Hall» as a concept dates back to the Viking Age and is mentioned in the Sagas. In medieval times the Hall would be one of several buildings on the farm of a wealthy landowner. It was considered a suitable place to receive and honour guests with food, beer and good company.
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