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Oscarsborg Fortress

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Address: Drobaksundet, Oslo 1443, Norway
Phone Number: 47 6490 4161
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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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Oscarsborg Fortress is an old fortress, last in action April 9th 1940, when the German heavy cruiser was sunk by torpedoes from the Oscarborg batteries. The scenery on the island... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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Palmefossen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Oscarsborg Fortress is an old fortress, last in action April 9th 1940, when the German heavy cruiser was sunk by torpedoes from the Oscarborg batteries. The scenery on the island is lovely.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great place to visit with family and kids tells a wonderful story of Norwegian history and courage during the first part of ww2

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The beauty is the location. Situated on a couple of small islands in the middle of the otherwise idyllic Oslofiord, Oscarsborg fortress is a poignant reminder of the beast that is war. The islands had been briefly fortified during the crisis and war that came after the twin kingdom of Denmark-Norway was disasterously forced into the camp of Napoleon, after... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I drove down with my daughter and her husband and their 1 1/2 year old. We stopped at the Norwegian outlets first. We took the super short ferry ride from Drobak. It was a lovely day walking around the island and seeing the fortress and other museums. I took the ferry all the way back to Oslo from the island.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We got the Ferry from Drobak. It takes less than 10 minutes. We had a great day walking around this Island Fortress. You can go down tunnels and really get to explore. I don't think anywhere is off limits. We brought a picnic. (We brought a picnic to most places, it is expensive to eat in cafes/restaurants in Norway).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The ferry ride from Oslo took about an hour, and it was very pretty to see the fjord. Unfortunately getting to and from the fort was quite difficult, as there is only one ferry service departing and returning each day. This gives you about an hour and a half to explore the fort and the island, which I found to... More 

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Oslo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

After a short ferrytour, you a arrive to a histrical place. Very nice enviroment in the middle of Oslofjord. Great surroundings with interresting second worldwarhistory. There should be more information on the buildings, canons etc. You can take a guided tour, but if you like too walk on your own, you will miss mutch information. But after all a place... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

worth a visit by foot with a very nice view over the fjord, you may visit historical buildings as well and observe the military post (guardian) with a funny dress

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Vollen, Akershus, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A proper trip back to the early april days of 1940, when the guns and topedoes of Oscarsborg halted the german invation. Very nicely and informative laid out, and the old guns themselves are really impressive.

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