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Address: Halden, Norway
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10:00 - 17:00
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This fortress overlooking the city of Halden (where I was born and still live) is the main attraction when tourists visits Halden. It's understandable as we, who have lived here... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2014
Anne-Marie K
Halden, Norway
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Hamar, Norway
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Nice to walk around and see the fortress. Beautiful view. The park area is great and could be a nice sunday walk.

1 Thank OJB
Halden, Norway
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

This fortress overlooking the city of Halden (where I was born and still live) is the main attraction when tourists visits Halden. It's understandable as we, who have lived here all our lives, are extremely proud of this historical fortress that has never been taken by enemy forces. The Swedish warior king, Karl the 12th. was shot here. You will... More 

3 Thank Anne-Marie K
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379 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

The place every norwegian should see. This is the only fortress that has never been defeated but ofyen besieged. Here the norwegians shoot the swedish king Karl tje 12th. It was the end of the reign of Sweden in Europe. Nice place to feel the history, and imagine the struggle of the inhabitants.

2 Thank Erik W
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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379 reviews
193 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2014

The Fredriksten Festning is a castle overlooking the town of Halden. There is plenty of parking here and offers visitors a view into a scenic castle, as well as a great aerial view of Halden. It's about 1.5 hours from Oslo and a good stop over when in this southern region of Norway.

1 Thank GNRMatt
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013

The Fortress is a great place to see the views over Halden. The walk up to it is very nice and it is also nice to watch the sunset at the top of the Fortress. At the top there is a museum and a shop and they often hold festivals there during the summer. There was also a lot of... More 

4 Thank AlexaBostwick
Halden, Norway
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185 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

I live just 200m from the castle and use it a lot. It's really nice just to wander around or sit down and view the city beneath. Much old history here and in the summer season the museum here is also open. You can have guided tours as well. A must see place when visiting Halden

1 Thank jechstra
Halden, Norway
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99 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is a beautiful place to relax and/or to discover old culture and history, summer and vinter. In the summer there are many cultural events, and in the winter you can visit the winter market. In the museums you must pay a fee, beyond that, there is free entry. https://www.facebook.com/fredriksten.festning

3 Thank mother-of-love
Halden, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Allways a great place to visit even as a local. Nice view of the town and full of history. Use to bring the dog and walk around to explore. Picture perfect place.

2 Thank H3LD
Oslo, Norway
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56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2013

it has everything : good for strolling around, a couple of pearl restaurants and also oppertunities for a cold beer. You can see the entire city from here, looking down on it from several looking-points. it has several history-visits if you are interested in more than just walking through it.

1 Thank IWentToValhalla
Saskatoon, Canada
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121 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2013

Historic, central battles with Sweden occurred outsid the fort, great views of Halden and the fjords

1 Thank normants

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