Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress), Halden

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At Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress), view the remaining fortifications of the hilltop walled city that has played an important role in Norwegian military history. Built in 1661, the fortress was often besieged but never defeated, which is a point of pride for Halden residents. Most notably, Swedish king Charles XII was shot here in 1718. Climb the ramparts for great views over Halden, the harbor, and the fjord running between Norway and Sweden. Visit the museum within the walls, which displays various political and military history exhibits. You'll find various eateries inside. Keep an eye on small children, as there are no railings or ropes guarding the drop-offs. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Halden holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This place should get all could see! very beautiful, you go around with history in every step, kid friendly thats it's exciting for them with all the stairs and small alleys. Great views and very good info via signs where to go
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  • Norway ever sit in the walls here. The history of Charles the 12. attacks are fascinating. They also have good food.
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  • Very cozy hotel. Pleasant staff. An incredible breakfast. In addition, all glory to the chef who made the fried redfish. Tasted heavenly. Thanks
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