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Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning)

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Address: Festningsplassen 1, Oslo 0015, Norway
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Good way to spend a couple hours

We walked to the fortress from the warf area and spent about an hour and a half walking around it. My 7 year old loved it and My wife and myself found it quite impressive. It's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Northwood, New Hampshire, United States
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Northwood, New Hampshire, United States
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked to the fortress from the warf area and spent about an hour and a half walking around it. My 7 year old loved it and My wife and myself found it quite impressive. It's interesting how the fortress was built in the 1300 and unlike other castles in Europe was continuously in use right up until today. Great... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Take the guided tour, you'll hear a great deal about norwegian history and what happened after the time of the vikings ;) the tour takes you around the fortress but only the outside. After that you can go inside the castle and there you may listen to audio guide or just go through and read in the brochure what you... More 

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Parnu, Estonia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a sunny day it is a must to visit Akershus castle in Oslo. This is a center of history of the Norwegian capital. Besides there is it a good view to the city and to the fjord.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much bigger than it looks from outside, this is a great place to visit is Oslo with kids. You can roam around the gardens, climb the walls to appreciate views for free. Then you can visit inside the castle for a fee if you wish. Beautiful old buildings all scattered around.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely walk in and around the fortress with beautiful views over the water, and a great place to watch the sunset. Small and quiet, with an interesting museum.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting place to explore, and it's entirely free. It's situated on a hill overlooking the water, providing some great views of the city and the surrounding area. Guards still patrol within these walls that have been witness to hundreds of years of history. It's a nice place for a quiet and peaceful stroll, and there are many... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to wander round with the children. They loved the secret little side rooms and clambering across walls (keep and we out though, big drops). There is an interesting selection of sculptures. Being a selfish tourist I'd rather have seen a few more signs explaining the background to them all. It is a little exposed so it can... More 

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Abuja, Abuja Capital Territory, Nigeria
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this castle and fortress on a beautiful afternoon. Interesting tapestries and unique history, but as a Norwegian we spoke to put it, "If you want to see beautiful castles with lots of decorations, go to Vienna."

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed walking about. Lots of different places to visits. Great view when standing at Fortress walls.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss this one! Going there by sunset is one of the best attractions in Oslo, the boats and the sea is an amazing view from the castle, great pictures you can take!

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