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Address: Festningsgata, Kristiansand, Norway
Phone Number: 38-07-51-50

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A pleasant waterfront walk

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kevin D
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Kevin D
Kristiansand, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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. :)

Thank tronduns
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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

1 Thank mmorgan87
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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.

Thank Volker S
Oslo, Norway
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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 

Thank Johnny K
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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.

Thank Ron R
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.

Thank Ronald G
Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

it has a beautiful view over the bay, but that's it.. it's nice for a stroll after lunch and to take family pictures while you are in Kristiansand :-)

Thank Pakika007
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

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.

1 Thank Siw C
Gatesville, TX
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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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