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Akershus Fortress
Akershus Fortress

Akershus Fortress

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Fort
Ranked #9 in Oslo things to do
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0150 Oslo, Norway
+47 815 70 400
https://www.forsvarsbygg.no/no/festningene/finn-din-festning/akershus-festning/
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If you are a fan of history, you are guaranteed to love the historic Akershus Slott in Oslo, Norway. This area has experienced a great deal of history, it was once an official royal residence. The ... Read more
Akershus Slott is also the resting place of several of Norway's royalty. There are a number of Norwegian armed forces museums located in the area that are educational and fun for any fan of history. This medieval castle is perfect for you to visit whenever you and your family find yourselves in Oslo, Norway.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

This was a great place to set out and explore early in the morning, as it offered phenomenal views of the sea and sunrise (at 10AM in the winter months, so no need to rise super early!) The fortress itself is easily accessible and simple to guide yourself through, I had researched it before my trip, so gave myself a self-guided tour to save a bit of money on my attempt at a budget-friendly trip to Norway last December. The grounds are very quiet early in the morning and it also allows you to get some stunning photos without the large crowds in all of them, so that was a bonus.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Beautiful medieval castle, it wasn't open when we visited, but it's a beautiful spot with great views over the Oslo Fjord.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

To discover Oslo’s history, head to Akershus Fortress. This medieval castle was completed in the 1300s and has withstood a number of sieges throughout the ages. It was converted into a Renaissance castle and royal residences between the 16-17th centuries.

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Copenhagen, Denmark

A great piece of Norwegian history is located at this 14th century castle and fortress. Take a tour on a sunny summer day and enjoy this historic site.

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Foster City, California, USA

Its a medieval castle and fortress built around the late 1200's to protect Oslo.

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New York City, New York State, USA

This medieval castle was once surrounded by water. It now has an amazing view of the waterfront and the islands just offshore. There are a few small museums, burial sites, and lots of green space on the fortress grounds. Go walk around and enjoy the view, even if other museums are higher on your Oslo priority list.

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Such a fun area to walk around! Even when the fortress's inside is closed, there's plenty to see! They host races around the fortress grounds... I almost ran straight into people due to that! It's quite a nice view too. This is a spot not to be missed!

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