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A quiet place to relax

Not far from the old town, the fortress is on the top of a quite steep hill. It’s a very tiny fort... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Kongsten Fort is a small, but interesting Fortress, just outside the magnificent Old Town of... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2016
Bergen, Norway
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May 27, 2018
“A quiet place to relax ”
Jul 2, 2017
“IF you have a whole day in Fridrikstad, visit it”
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2017

It's 15 minutes of walk from fortification. Small fort without museums or special attractions. Nothing special, but nice.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Nataliya P
Reviewed December 22, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank FoodieArch
Reviewed October 26, 2016

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.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Lindea Y
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Kongsten Fort is a small, but interesting Fortress, just outside the magnificent Old Town of Fredrikstad.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Looking_for_charme
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Interesting look into historic ground. the view from the fortress is really nice, but be aware og high walls on the backside. The fortress with surroundings is an important part of the Gamlebyen fortress, and you can see the "hided path" leading to Gamlebyen from...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Atle_Larsen
Reviewed September 1, 2015

The old fort brings you 100 of years back in the history.None was killed during action here,but many died of diseases.The story says that the amount of beer drunken every day bay the soldiers was up to 8 liters as the water was not drinkable.Must...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Lemon_tree637
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Read about the fort online before you go. It has a very long and interesting history and knowing it will make you visit more rewarding. Recently had some refurbishment so it is in good shape. Very nice view in all directions will make you aware...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank LarsNaess
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