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Address: Festningsgata, Kristiansand, Norway
Phone Number: +47 38 07 51 50
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A Fort From 1672

This fort was built in 1672 by King Christian IV to protect the town founded in 1641. It is located on what some call the Kristiansand Boardwalk. If you are on a cruise ship you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Richard S
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This fort was built in 1672 by King Christian IV to protect the town founded in 1641. It is located on what some call the Kristiansand Boardwalk. If you are on a cruise ship you can walk here in about a 20 minute easy walk. The view is great. The fort never saw a fight until the 1800's during the... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

My understanding is that the fort saw "action" only once around 1800 with the English. It is an interesting round fortress which, I believe, is an indication of the ancient lineage of fortress design in this region. It was built in the 1600's and is an interesting 20-30 minute stop.

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Huddinge, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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Maple Ridge, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Kristiansand, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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