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Address: Drobaksundet, Oslo 1443, Norway
Phone Number: 47 6490 4161
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Fortress which was vital at the start of WWII. Exhibitions, museum, park,...

Fortress which was vital at the start of WWII. Exhibitions, museum, park, hotel and conference center.

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Historical and beautiful area

If you are in the area you should visit this place. Just for picnic or a stay at the hotel. Make sure you visit the museum and have time to walk around the area. You find the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Stian N

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Lommedalen, Norway
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been several times and will probably go again. It's a must for our visitors who are interested in history/maritime drama. It's also a great place for families to take the day and visit nearby Drøbak. So many quaint little trails and beaches and places to explore. Hope that wonderful little bakery is still there! And don't miss the Christmas... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the area you should visit this place. Just for picnic or a stay at the hotel. Make sure you visit the museum and have time to walk around the area. You find the ferry in Drøbak to visit this place

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Thank Stian N
Oslo
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The fortress is located just outside Oslo and you will need a ferry/boat trip from Drobak to get there. There is a hotel out on the island which looked ok. The fortress itself and the canons that sunk the German WW2 battleship Blücher is still there. Amazing sights from the fortress. Nice experience

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

4 friends and I drove from RYG airport to Oslo, stopping off at Oscarsborg on the way. You need to take a boat (which costs 100 NOK per person) from the main land to the island. The island/fortress is well kept with beautiful scenery. Unfortunately we didn't spend too much time there as we were in a rush to get... More 

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Moss Municipality, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I´v been at Oscarsborg a number of times, but this was the first with a very skilled guide. The military veteran knows the Norwegian history from 16th century up til today. Very interesting story about this fortress, and especially the start of the second world war. 2 hour with interesting stories was not enough for the full history. Thereafter a... More 

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New Castle, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We could walk to this fortress from our hotel. Inside our daughters played with the swords, helmets and shields left for visitors. Our explorations took several hours...you can go all over from bedrooms to rooftop. Great displays...

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great fortress with a museum about the happenigs on 9 april 1940 when Blücher were hit. Also a nice place visit a sunny day to walk aroun and feel the athmosphere.

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Thank Turist63
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

First of all, I feel this would be a better visit during the summer as not much was actually open when I was there. The batteries and fortifications are nicely preserved and there is a good museum detailing the battle in 1940. Overall though although it's good, there's not a huge lot of variety or detail here. Be sure you... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Amazing panoramic views of the city from the top of the fortress, although some paths are steep and narrow. Free entry to the grounds and close to the city centre and harbour area.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Worth visiting but not that special. Larger than looks from outside. Quite a few stairs. Plenty of history but not a whole lot to see. Good views but you do not have to go in to the castle for those. Free with Oslo pass and OK but not special.

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