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Oscarsborg Fortress

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Address: Drobaksundet, Oslo 1443, Norway
Phone Number: 47 6490 4161
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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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The Fortress

A stroll through the grounds of the Fortress was interesting, views over the harbor watching the various vessels sailing in and out, we met the Guards on duty who obliged us with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tony L
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Muscat, Oman
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has everything you'd expect but nothing that you wouldn't. If you're Norwegian, it'll be good. If you're a Brit...we have better at home and the displays mean more to us.

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stroll through the grounds of the Fortress was interesting, views over the harbor watching the various vessels sailing in and out, we met the Guards on duty who obliged us with a photo opportunity.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Oslo and have a spare day, then take the regular summer boat service from in front of the Town Hall. It is a beautiful trip on a nice day down the Oslo Fjord. You can read about the Fortress online, but I can say my partner and I really enjoyed our time there. A great place... More 

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Thank David M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was really interesting day looking at the fortress. The museums were free when we went and we learnt so much about its role in world war 2.

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Thank Joanna H
Oslo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here several times with my boat. It is a nice place for children who can run around and look at the canons. Before it was allowed to climb on them, but it became to dangerous. I can vouch for that as my son fell off one a few years ago. The staff at the fort was very... More 

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Thank whynoslo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This is far from Oslo but easy to reach. Very interesting place & very peaceful. Then top view is simply amazing. Must go to this place.

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Thank 654yassern
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Oscarsborg Fortress became historic when the Commander of the Fortress Eriksen decided to take down the German warship Blucher April 9 1945. He had no orders,he just took the decition himself and in this way he saved the royal Family on their way to England and changed world war 2..todau they arrange concerts and opera here and all is idyllic

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Thank 537bj_rnm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Oscarsborg Fortress is only a short ferry ride from Drobak on the mainland. The artillery and torpedo batteries at Oscarsborg sank the German battleship Blucher in April 1940 and in doing so, allowed the Norwegian royal family and government to escape capture. History comes alive not only in the small museum, but as you walk around the gun emplacements and... More 

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Thank Suzanne S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Oslo is such an easy city to get around and this is one of the 'tourist' places worth a visit. A gentle stroll around gives one a real feel of another time of the city. Worth a visit.

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

A reminder about the fact that it has been war in Europe not too long ago, Interesting for everybody interested in war history

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