Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress), Halden

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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  • 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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  • Very nice and good at the fortress. A lot to see for both large to small. Some nice shops, and very nice staff. Them also shows movies in the evening which is intresang and instructive. Should be experienced.
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  • Fredriksten Festning was built in 1661, and was used by Norwegian military untill 1905 at the liberation of Norway in the shooting between Norway and Sweden. You will reach to the top of the fortress ...  more »

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