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Akershus Castle and Fortress


Akershus Castle and Fortress



Discover the rich history of Norway when you visit the magnificent Akershus Fortress in Oslo. This medieval castle was built in 1299 to protect and defend the kingdom from invaders. Interestingly, no foreign forces could ever capture the fortress and the castle!


The fortress has seen numerous battles, right from 1308 till the Second World War. It was even used as a prison for decades. When the great fire of 1624 destroyed many buildings and structures in the city, the then monarch, King Christian IV, got the whole city (including the castle) rebuilt and remodelled. What you see now is the renovated castle with stunning towers, halls, and chambers. Many major events and concerts are conducted at the castle premises. Guided tours are available in the summers.


Phone number

47 23 09 39 17



0150 Oslo, Norway

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