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Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress)

Halden, Norway
+47 69 19 09 80
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A great piece of history

Such a great piece of history. I attended with a family member that told me the history of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alyse M
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An imposing fortress steeped in history

This fortress sits high above the lovely town of Halden from where it offered protection to the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
John M
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Halden, Norway
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"swedish king"
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"walk around"
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"great place to visit"
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"nice place"
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"nice walk"
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"situated high"
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"free entrance"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a great piece of history. I attended with a family member that told me the history of the fortress, which really helped. But the fortress has some great views of the city below. Definitely worth attending!

Thank Alyse M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This fortress sits high above the lovely town of Halden from where it offered protection to the residents. Halden is a pretty harbour town with some lovely buildings, many passed on the walk up to the fortress. The fortress is lovely with stunning views over...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing piece of history this is. It's sitting "on top" of Halden in all it's glory and it's just a must visit place. We did a nice walk in the morning without any people there just as the sun came up. It really...More

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Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

Fredriksten Festning was built in 1661, and was used by Norwegian military untill 1905 at the liberation of Norway in the shooting between Norway and Sweden. You will reach to the top of the fortress in about 10 minutes walk from the centre of Halden.

Thank Jan Gunnar B
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Inside of this fortress you can feel the questions hanging in the walls ,,,,Who killed Carolus 12 in 1718 was he killed by his own men or was it really a Norwegian bullit who killed the Swedish king ?????? At that time Norway was ruled...More

Thank 537bj_rnm
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Beautifully kept fortress, lovely nature and one hell of a view. Wear good walking shoes as you climb up the hill.Free entrance. Many coffee shops and restaurants in the village.

Thank Mimoza K
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

During the stay in Halden we had a exelent visit With a Nice and deeply infored guide that was able to give us a realy Clear wiew inti the dramaic history of the fort.

Thank Bjorn F
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

Surprisingly open place which you can freely walk around with good parking. We went at a time when there weren't other performances going on so we were just exploring the fortress. A lot of information presented around in places in Norwegian and English so we...More

Thank Alastair F
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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Huge complex can provide great views on town and nice places inside the fortress. Good for families with children.

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Reviewed April 20, 2017

If you are in Halden area this is a "must visit". A nice, large place to walk about and a cafe/restaurant to visit (indoor/outdoor). Panoramic view of Halden. Walk up from town or drive almost all the way up and park the car. Visit recommended,-...More

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