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Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress)

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Take a night trip.

An amazing place. Are you in Halden you have to put off a few hours there. Night and day. Have a... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Halden, Norway
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Great history

Well preserved fortress from the 17th century. Many great views overlooking the city. Highly... read more

Reviewed December 4, 2018
Hiram, Ohio
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

An amazing place. Are you in Halden you have to put off a few hours there. Night and day. Have a nice trip.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Henskjold
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

Well preserved fortress from the 17th century. Many great views overlooking the city. Highly recommended if you are into historical places

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jakenewpher
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Beautiful hill-top fortress with great views and free admission. As the fortress is east of the town, you should come in the morning if you want to take good photos, because the sun would be behind you when you face the town. You can climb...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank autumncs
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful, well preserved fortress with a beautiful view of the Iddefjord. Several great restaurants for different budgets including Curtisen which is an amazing culinary experience. A well presented museum with knowledgeable staff is well worth a visit. The fortress hosts many different...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jay B
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This place have a lot of history to tell, so if you are interested in history then you should definitely pay a visit here. If you are not really that interested in the history but like beautiful views then it is still worth a visit....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ocrrichard
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

It was much larger than I had expected but also much more interesting. You can have a guided tour or walk around by yourself. We were here on a very hot day so remember to bring water and sun protection. Besides the interesting history, which...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Not much is left of the fortress. The tower is under renovation but you can climb up the tower. You can also visit Hakon hall. There is a statue of Hakon at the recessed battery position. You can also visit the cannon flag point. Enjoyed...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GanL
Reviewed June 12, 2018

We had a really fun time at the fortress. We went with friends who had been there before and they had lots to show us. There was a nice gift shop and a the buildings and scenery were very nice.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Samuel K
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

You can get there by car, but if you walk up the hill, starting from the harbour, you will enjoy it even more. I loved it all: the catacombs with candle lights, the guides in costumes, the light- and film-show at midnight, the amazing views....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Morten F
Reviewed June 4, 2018

This place is a wonderful walk through self guide tour. It is huge! And the history is fascinating to read about. At the end of your day you can visit the cafe for a local craft beer.

Date of experience: July 2017
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