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Address: Festningsgata, Kristiansand, Norway
Phone Number: 38-07-51-50
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Festning only used once!

If you walk along the seaside promenade you will come to this "festning" It´s a round building placed close to the sea. On the premise stands seven bronze canon and from there you... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Storberg
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Huddinge, Sweden
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Huddinge, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you walk along the seaside promenade you will come to this "festning" It´s a round building placed close to the sea. On the premise stands seven bronze canon and from there you have a nice view towards the sea. You can´t go in the building.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating place plus several museums and cafes. Worth a visit if you are docked at the port below the Fortress.

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Pace, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you happen to be looking for something to do, then add this to your list, but I wouldn't make a special trip here. Unfortunately, the day we arrived, they were having a tattoo convention at the fortress and there was not much to see here and lots of folks trying to see what little there was to offer. It... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Unfortunately, there was not much to see here. There was the structure, a few cannons, and a lovely view of the harbour. One can appreciate the structure, and there was a bit of signage. More research needed before viewing/returning I guess.

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Thank Kevin D
Kristiansand, Norway
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I always enjoy visiting this area when i'm walking through the streets of Kristiansand, this building has a lot of history, and has managed to keep it , both inside and outside. Worth visiting if you're into local history. :)

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Interesting spot with lots of history Helpful guides have great knowledge of the site. Beautiful views of the bay

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

I visited this little fortress while walking by the sea in Kristiansand´s town. It looks well maintained and a little bit special because of the round shape building.

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Thank Volker S
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

After king Christian IV founded the city in 1641 he made plans for how to protect the city. This fortress was built as another one did not give enough support to the defense. The building finished in 1672. Today it is a tourist attraction and used for cultural events. From the inside you have a good view of the sea... More 

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Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

A small fortress but woth having a look at. It also has some nice scenic views to the harbor. It's located minutes from the center so don't skip when exploring the town.

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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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Thank Ronald G

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