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Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning)

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Address: Fesningsplassen, Oslo, Norway
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The Old Oslo Fortress

The fortress grounds are open to the public except for one area that is still part of the Norwegian armed forces. In the public area there is a resistance museum with exhibits and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is located in the heart of Oslo and if you want to find out about Norweigen History is a must see. The location is great you can walk the parapets and see the Oslofjord and harbour which the fort dominates. Inside there are exhibitions and the Resistance Museum , the grounds are free to visit.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The fortress grounds are open to the public except for one area that is still part of the Norwegian armed forces. In the public area there is a resistance museum with exhibits and information from WWll. The first ramparts where built around the year 1299. There is a lot of history here that is only available if you take a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A former royal residence, thick impressive walls. Well worth the walk and the view across the harbour is beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An easy stroll from many central locations in Oslo, the Akerhaus fortress is well worth a visit. Either walking around the outskirts or doing a more formal excursion, the history is great. Wonderful panoramic views of aker brygge across the fjord. In the summer the even show live footie games and host other venues. One of Oslo's jewels....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

its one of the most beautifull castles in Europe.you can see all the harbur and a wonderfull view of the Oslo Fiord.During the evening is magic to step around the castle,you fell like being in an other century.Dont miss it

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can take beautiful pictures of Akershus castle and fortress from the harbor but it remains an ordinary one.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A free attraction in a pretty part of Oslo, well worth visiting if you have some hours spare in the city. Good local cafes nearby.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ideal to have small walk around the fortress with some goods views of the fjord. Summer here would be much better than the freezing cold

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a stroll through this area which is all free and a rare commodity these days. Some great view over the Fiord from the ramparts, there is a changing of the guard. We were there in winter and some places were closed, however itnis great for an easy stroll arou d

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit! The view is amazing and it is really well treated and cleaned! Well done Norwegian government!

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