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Forgotten WW2 bunker outside of Bergen

If you are interested in WW2 and have a spare day, this is a must for you. Ca. one hour away from... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
JanSmithSchneider
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Norway
Quite Astonishing!

We took the bus, using the Bergen Card, from Bergen and had visited Telavag earlier in the day... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
zathura2016
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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The fortress at Fjell is one of Norways largest military facilities from WW2. Construction started in 1942, with the intent of guarding the port of Bergen from military attacks from the Allied forces. The turret with three guns was removed in 1968. The well were the gun once was fitted, now leads to the interior of the fortress. A stairwell leads to the interior of the fortress. The well is 17 meters deep. A modern servicebuilding has been built where the turret once was. In this building you will find our cafe. The fortress itself covers an area of close to 200 acres. Large parts of this is accessible from gravel foothpaths. These takes you close to rare German WW2 constructions. Fjell frestning is accesible with car or public transport. Travel time from Bergen is approx 30 minutes.
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Festningsvegen, 5357, Norway
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

If you are interested in WW2 and have a spare day, this is a must for you. Ca. one hour away from the center of Bergen, this improtant bunker complex during the war is possible to visit. There is a restaurant aswell located at the...More

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VigleikM, Daglig leder at Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Thank you for taking your time reviewing our museum. In addition to the cavernous interior and the many bunkers you can visit outdoors all year round, we also offer guided tours of the main complex every Sunday throughout the year. Should you ever come visit...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We took the bus, using the Bergen Card, from Bergen and had visited Telavag earlier in the day. The bus dropped us at the foot of the climb up to the fortress. It is a remarkable place oozing history. To be able to walk through...More

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VigleikM, Daglig leder at Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hi and thanks for taking the time reviewing us. The fortress is one of the best preserved structures from WW2 in Norway. Originally built as a part of the so called Atlantic Wall, it also served as the main fortification guarding the harbour of Bergen....More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We went to the fortress which was a German fort during WW2. When we got there we were only able to explore a small part of the fort because tours of the rest were only offered on Sundays. Would have liked to see much more...More

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VigleikM, Daglig leder at Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time reviwing us. We hope you will make the time to visit us again and have a chance to see the rest of the interior. Fjell fortress was built between 1942 and 1945 and remains to this day one of...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Climbing up to the fortress was excitement enough! If you follow the recommended route from Bergen (450 bus) you will find 2 routes - one involves a trek up the mountain which is an adventure but allows from some beautiful scenery! This route will also...More

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VigleikM, Daglig leder at Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Hi and thank you for reviewing Fjell fortress. Fjell fortress is a listed site. Mainly because it has remained undisturbed since the end of WW2. As you point out most of the bunkers are open to the public, although we always advise caution when entering...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

What a construction! The site is very well preserved and uncompromised by nearby developments, the views are stunning and it is not a gloomy depressing site despite its WW2 origin

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VigleikM, Daglig leder at Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for reviewing Fjell fortress. We hope you enjoyed your visit. All the best, Vigleik R Mathisen

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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This is an underground fortress built into the mountainside. The nearest village is Fjell. It was built by prisoners of war in the Second World War under the direction of the occupying force of Germany. Its gun could fire to a distance of 38km; but...More

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VigleikM, Daglig leder at Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time reviewing Fjell fortress. We greatly appreciate your thorough and honest review. As your correctly observe, in addition to being av WW2 site, we also serve our local public as a cafe were many hikers stop and enjoy a hot...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely building very close to the city. 10 minutes walking. It's November so closed inside but walked around the grounds. Stunning views

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VigleikM, Daglig leder at Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thank you for reviewing our site. We have somewhat restricted opening hours during the winter, but we are always open during the weekends. We hope you have the time to visit us again. All the best, Vigleik R Mathisen

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Reviewed 25 August 2015

The site is enormous (leave plenty of time to explore properly, in addition to the 10-15min gentle walk up the bitumen road to the entrance - I didn't see any cars). I too was able to organise a tour of this amazing site on a...More

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VigleikM, Daglig leder at Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2016

I would like to thank you for lenghty and thorough review of our site. We all try to give every visitor an excellent experience. And it is always a true joy to read when our guests are so happy to have visited our fascinating WW2...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2015

We hoped for a quiet afternoon with our 6-year-old on his bike. The place is indeed both interesting and pretty. But that was of no help. We spent the whole afternoon watching out for cars on the narrow road. Some seem to be training for...More

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VigleikM, Daglig leder at Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2016

Thank you for reaching out to us, taking the time to write about your experience. We have unfortunately experienced the situation you described a few times. The road is open to traffic, and we are continually working to make drivers aware of our guests along...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

we received a lovely tour through the catacombs of the old cannon. although the museum is officially only opened on Sundays, access seems to be possible all the time if you call ahead. great inside in the local history with no other visitors at the...More

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VigleikM, Daglig leder at Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2016

Thank you for taking your time writing a review of Fjell festning. Our excellent guides all work hard to give you the best experience possible. We all hope you will find your way back to us one day. Kind regards, Vigleik R Mathisen

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jeanettical
12 April 2018|
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Response from JanSmithSchneider | Reviewed this property |
Hei Jeanett, uff, the place fjellfestning ist out on the island sotra... its quite difficult to get there and get back... and from the busstop you still have to walk up the entire hill of the fortress.. there is a big... More
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6 April 2018|
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Yes of course there are guides here :)
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Rod C
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Response from JanSmithSchneider | Reviewed this property |
Hei Rod, are you military interested...? Fjellfestning would be great experience then for you... else you can do day trips in the nature, fjords... more adventures like biking, riding etc...
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