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“Excellent views of a lovely city”

Kristiansten Fortress
Ranked #5 of 101 things to do in Trondheim
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent views of a lovely city”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

It's a moderate climb to the top of the hill where Kristiansten sits (take the bike lift, if you dare!), but worth it for the views. I'm not sure if there's much more to see in the fortress itself, as no one else seemed to be around, but if it's not raining, the views out across the fjord and the city are sublime.

Visited June 2014
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Akron, OH
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124 reviews
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“Good views, but not great”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The Kristiansten Fortress is a nicely preserved fortress that's really not hard to spot from town. Walking up there features a lot of uphill climbing, but the neighborhood it goes through has really nice historic wood houses. The Fortress itself is rather simple; the views are good but you don't quite get the commanding view you might imagine, especially since in most places nearby trees obscure what would otherwise be a great view of the city below. It's worth a visit, but it's not likely going to be your highlight in town.

Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Sunset flag lowering”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Easiest way to visit this fort is to cross the old bridge and walk up Brubakken. If you have a bicycle you could even use the unique bike lift. The central white building called the Donjon is visible all over the city, high on a hill in the east. It was built in 1684 and has four floors of gun holes punctuating the walls. The fort is circled by ramparts and casemates, with cannons facing in all directions. There is no entrance fee and there is a small shop and restaurant up there. If you are here at the end of the day you can watch a flag lowering ceremony at sunset.

Visited August 2013
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Oceanside, CA
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“Good place to see city”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

It's free, easy to find, just look for hte signs and an easy walk from downtown. The views are great.

Visited May 2014
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Phoenix, AZ
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“Steep walk”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Definitely an uphill walk but we'll worth for overly views of the harbor. Don't try the shortcuts which are very steep and dangerous.

Visited June 2014
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