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Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning)

3,153 Reviews

Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning)

3,153 Reviews
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Patrick D wrote a review Nov 2020
Warsaw, Poland5,237 contributions369 helpful votes
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Construction of the castle began around the late 1290s by Håkon V, it was completed during the 14th century. Akershus is the old medieval fortress serving as the representative of the king. . It had a strategic position on Akersneset, and withstood a number of sieges throughout the ages .. Under Christian IV (1588-1648), the castle was converted into a Renaisssance castle and royal residence. Akershus has also been a prison. Currently, the fortress houses several museums inside Beautiful view of the Oslofjorden, the harbor, the Aker Brygge, and the Tjuvholmen. The royal necropolis, as well as the Norwegian military and resistance museums, were closed when I visited. Free entry to walk around. Worth a visit
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Aquastar30 wrote a review Oct 2020
Malmö, Sweden66 contributions9 helpful votes
Nice castle from the 12 century. Well worth a walk around the castle and surroundings. No entrance fee to walk around.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Fredrik wrote a review Oct 2020
Oslo, Norway390 contributions90 helpful votes
Great place for a break in Oslo. Great view of the city, the fjord and historical buildings, and a nice place to just to relax on the grass.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Catherine L S wrote a review Sep 2020
Oslo, Norway55 contributions42 helpful votes
I have taken many visitors here. Everyone loves it. It's good for the whole family. They also have an amazing resistance museum about what the Norwegians did to fight the Nazis (despite being occupied by them) during WWII.n
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kato122 wrote a review Aug 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom227 contributions66 helpful votes
Lovely vantage point to view the bay and city. Interesting old buildings of great character, many of which are still in use by the military. Well worth walking around it. You could picnic here, or just sit awhile and enjoy the serene views!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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