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Kongsten Fort

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Kongsten Fort

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W. Blakstads gate Gamle Fredrikstad, Fredrikstad 1630 Norway
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Fredrikstad: Explore its lively center with an audio tour along the riverside
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Fredrikstad: Explore its lively center with an audio tour along the riverside

Join me on a self-guided audio tour for a riverside stroll through Fredrikstad, which has long been considered one of Norway’s loveliest cities. Along the way, I'll give you some insight into the history of the city, and tell you what makes its people some of the country’s friendliest. I’ll also recommend some stops along the way. <br><br>The highlights of our walk include:<br><br>• The friendly rivalry between Fredrikstad and its twin city Sarpsborg<br>• What makes Fredrikstad Northern Europe's best preserved fortified town<br>• Why you might hear a glockenspiel ringing out in the town<br>• Why Fredrikstad has a French influence<br>• How to say hello in the local dialect<br><br>So let's take a walk together and find out what Fredrikstad really has to offer.
$5.00 per adult
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WorldwideRover007 wrote a review Jun 2019
United States2,486 contributions76 helpful votes
Fantastic place to visit to see wildlife and nature and just take a tranquil walk. There are cannons that you can take photos with and the fort is still standing. There is no historical museum or any special attractions associated with but it is still neat to visit.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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CodaQ wrote a review May 2018
Maastricht, The Netherlands495 contributions49 helpful votes
Not far from the old town, the fortress is on the top of a quite steep hill. It’s a very tiny fort, with a vast garden inside... and nobody around! At least this was our experience, good enough to lay on the grass and relax.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Nataliya P wrote a review Jul 2017
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine52 contributions18 helpful votes
It's 15 minutes of walk from fortification. Small fort without museums or special attractions. Nothing special, but nice.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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FoodieArch wrote a review Dec 2016
London, United Kingdom1,977 contributions175 helpful votes
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Fredrikstad was the first city in Norway to be founded since the middle ages. King Fredrik II founded it in September 1567. The Fort at Fredrikstad was built in 1663. Positioned guarding the River Glomma. It has cafes, craft shops and a few small art galleries and museums to browse through. The old fort is really intersting to walk around and then there is the old Fredrikstad with its timber 18th Century buildings, On one day in May (28)the Fort comes alive as locals dress up and celebrate King Fredrik. I was told by a friend it was to celebrate the day the KIng visited the City but not sure if this is the case but anything for an excuse to celebrate.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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Lindea Y wrote a review Oct 2016
Belfast, United Kingdom18 contributions9 helpful votes
Kongsten Fort is rather small but is interesting to go see. The sad thing is that the place is hardly in use as there are very few events going on there, and the fort badly needs some restoration.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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