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Christiansholm Festning

Festningsgata, Kristiansand, Norway
38-07-51-50
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Ranked #23 of 41 Attractions in Kristiansand
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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267 reviews 267 reviews
135 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
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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598 reviews 598 reviews
301 attraction reviews
452 helpful votes 452 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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34 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
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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