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Oscarsborg Fortress

Drobaksundet, Oslo 1443, Norway
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Ranked #29 of 171 Attractions in Oslo
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Fortress which was vital at the start of WWII. Exhibitions, museum, park, hotel and conference...
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Fortress which was vital at the start of WWII. Exhibitions, museum, park, hotel and conference center.
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Antwerp, Belgium
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68 reviews 68 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Well maintained fortress and surroundings. The museum is very interesting, good explanation of the history of WWII in Oscarsborg. The museum has free entrance.

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Lerum, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Nice old buildings with beautiful surroundings. Nice to walk around for a day. Also nice Conference facilitys.

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Oslo, Norway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Great view, genuine museum and cosy areas for picnic, focus on 2WW history and the sinking of Nazi Germany`s Blucher battleship.

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Oslo, Norway
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

If you, for one reason or another, happen to be a tourist in Oslo in the summer time, and you do not visit Oscarsborg, you are making a big mistake. This is a ubelivable charming and beatiful place. Used to be a fortress, but now a fortress of charm. In the summer, just take a boat from Aker brygge. Bring... More 

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Norway
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

After a 10 minute ferry trip from Drøbak we arrived at the island. The exebition is patricularly good for those interested in the German attack in the Oslo fjord on April 9 1940. We did see one small beach with nice sand, but the water was pritty cold. It was nice to walk around, but it's not recommended for disabled.... More 

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Oslo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Have served here in the millitary, and know this place verry well. It's a jem on a good summers day.

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Oslo, Norway
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

It is a really nice fortress, but just as nice is the surroundings. Nice to go for a walk, and I love the white wooden manor house. Not to impressed by the food in the restaurant though.

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Stromstad, Sweden
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

An idyllic place where Norwegian Naval History is shown, with a focus on the key part of which Oscarsborg has had in defending Oslo. The part in delaying German forces in the beginning of WW II is also a huge part of this museum.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Beautiful weather, beautiful surroundings, beautiful music

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Tønsberg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Great place for a daytrip from the beautiful little city called Drøbak, about an hour from Oslo. Boat takes ten minutes, lots of things to see for young and old, dont forget your food and drinks! And a blanket. You can sit down everywhere and read about the day when the Germans came in, in april, 1940. A historic place,... More 

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