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Address: Festningsgata, Kristiansand, Norway
Phone Number: 38-07-51-50

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Located near the waterfront

Took a walk along the waterfront and stumbled upon this fort. Walked around the grounds as the fort itself was closed.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Palm Bay, Florida
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Palm Bay, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Took a walk along the waterfront and stumbled upon this fort. Walked around the grounds as the fort itself was closed.

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

it has a beautiful view over the bay, but that's it.. it's nice for a stroll after lunch and to take family pictures while you are in Kristiansand :-)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We was just walking around a bit, and instead of walking past we went in. Not much to see, but it's okay to have been there. It's a kind off thing that is been there done that. Noting more nothing less.

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Gatesville, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We walked the grounds of this small fortress as part of our self-guided walking tour of Kristiansand. It is located on the waterfront near the cruise ship dock, which was our starting point during our cruise. There are large shade trees,old cannons, and part of the old wall overlooking the bay which gives you a chance to relax during your... More 

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

They advertise that the fortress is "open" 0900-2100. I don't know what constitutes "open" but all we got was a look at the outside. It was interesting, but kind of like walking around the outside of a closed museum. It is nice and a pleasant place to relax, but little more. I killed time giving the cannons a careful look,... More 

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Sycamore, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

THe small little fortress in the Kristiansand Harbor is free and worth a quick visit. It is not large but is quaint and has nice views. The interior has be renovated and repurposed.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

While the history of the fortress is very interesting, it certainly isn't of the caliber of other fortresses such as the large fortress in Oslo. Regardless, it's worth a visit and a stroll around the grounds. The scenery alone is worth the visit.

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Lillesand, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

This i a circular stone fortress intended to defend Kristiansand from possible enemies. You walk to the top on a circular wakway. It has 8 bronze cannons facing the sea. From the top floor you will have a nice view of the sea. Today it is used for cultural and other events, it can also be rented for private festivities.... More 

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Lindesnes Municipality, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Pass by on a stroll in Kristiansand. City-train wil lbring you by.

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Address: Festningsgata, Kristiansand, Norway
Phone Number: 38-07-51-50
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Southern Norway  >  Vest-Agder  >  Kristiansand

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