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Address: Drobaksundet, Oslo 1443, Norway
Phone Number: 47 6490 4161
Description: 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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Lovely Drobak is the place to get yhe boat to this island and is worth spending some time in. The tour around the fort is really informative and a must to understand its history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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180 reviews 180 reviews
116 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Lovely Drobak is the place to get yhe boat to this island and is worth spending some time in. The tour around the fort is really informative and a must to understand its history. The rest of the island is very pretty with many places to take a picnic and to take a dip in the fjord. A great day... More 

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Poland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The museum is definitely a worthwhile place to learn and see history around World War II. The exhibits are interesting and carry pretty good information. The fortress and the entire surroundings are beautiful and peaceful. It is a great place to take pictures as well. The entrance to the place is free. Provisions for food and drinks are available around... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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115 reviews 115 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
14 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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