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Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning)

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Address: Fesningsplassen, Oslo, Norway
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We visited there today. There was snow on the ground. It was very pretty & lovely views out over the fjord. The only problem is that it is hard to figure out what buildings are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Buncrana, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Right in the heart of the city, close to a few other must-see attractions. Beautiful views on Oslo harbour open from the thick walls of the fortress. A very nice place for a picnic, for families, couple or solo visit. During my visit there was a sculpture exhibition there, too, I guess it was temporary. Very interesting. Also the entrance... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice to wander round briefly but not the most dramatic castle you will ever see! We went on an incredibly foggy day so couldn't see much and the views might be good. The guards must be freezing stood up there all day.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited Akershus on a cold snowy day, via a 10 minute walk from the city centre. The castle and grounds are lovely to walk around but there isn't much to do. There is a visitor centre which has a novel of text on the wall - very dull, not helped by the receptionist who was abrupt when I asked... More 

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Buncrana, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited there today. There was snow on the ground. It was very pretty & lovely views out over the fjord. The only problem is that it is hard to figure out what buildings are open or closed. We ended up not going in to any building but walking about. Nice, still. Worth a visit for the view.

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Thank martingerardkelly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love castle and forts. See all over the lake and part of the city. Fantastic Views! see most of it for Free! there is a tour you can pay for if you want to know the history of this fort and the area. But you can capture a lot by just walking through it all. expect to spend at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Ian S
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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Brisbane, Australia
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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 2 weeks 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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Chania Town, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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