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Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress)

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Very enjoyable with lots of things to do.

This is a beautiful, well preserved fortress with a beautiful view of the Iddefjord. Several great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jay B
via mobile
Historic place

This place have a lot of history to tell, so if you are interested in history then you should... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Richard D
Trollhattan, Sweden
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  • Average4%
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“swedish king”(6 reviews)
“walk around”(6 reviews)
“nice walk”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful, well preserved fortress with a beautiful view of the Iddefjord. Several great restaurants for different budgets including Curtisen which is an amazing culinary experience. A well presented museum with knowledgeable staff is well worth a visit. The fortress hosts many different...More

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This place have a lot of history to tell, so if you are interested in history then you should definitely pay a visit here. If you are not really that interested in the history but like beautiful views then it is still worth a visit....More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

It was much larger than I had expected but also much more interesting. You can have a guided tour or walk around by yourself. We were here on a very hot day so remember to bring water and sun protection. Besides the interesting history, which...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Not much is left of the fortress. The tower is under renovation but you can climb up the tower. You can also visit Hakon hall. There is a statue of Hakon at the recessed battery position. You can also visit the cannon flag point. Enjoyed...More

Thank GanL
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We had a really fun time at the fortress. We went with friends who had been there before and they had lots to show us. There was a nice gift shop and a the buildings and scenery were very nice.

Thank Samuel K
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

You can get there by car, but if you walk up the hill, starting from the harbour, you will enjoy it even more. I loved it all: the catacombs with candle lights, the guides in costumes, the light- and film-show at midnight, the amazing views....More

Thank Morten F
Reviewed 4 June 2018

This place is a wonderful walk through self guide tour. It is huge! And the history is fascinating to read about. At the end of your day you can visit the cafe for a local craft beer.

Thank bailydog1
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Just a few minutes walk from the hotel, is the old fortress of "Fredriksten Festning" With historical preference to the killing of the Swedish king in the war between Norway and Sweden, to the use of the fortress in WW2.

Thank Jan Ove L
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Such a great piece of history. I attended with a family member that told me the history of the fortress, which really helped. But the fortress has some great views of the city below. Definitely worth attending!

Thank Alyse M
Reviewed 16 April 2018

This fortress sits high above the lovely town of Halden from where it offered protection to the residents. Halden is a pretty harbour town with some lovely buildings, many passed on the walk up to the fortress. The fortress is lovely with stunning views over...More

Thank John M
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