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. To visit Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) on your holiday in Halden, and find out what else Halden has to offer, use our Halden vacation planner.
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  • This fortress is one of the few historical places in Norway. A must for any Norwegians and tourists. Start of construction in the year 1661. In 1718 the Swedish King Karl Xll died at the foot of the fortress. You can spend all day there. The territory is big. There is a Museum and restaurants.
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  • It is a great place to visit, full of history and you have access almost everywhere. Information board are all over the place both in English and Norse. Amazing views from the top. Great photo opportu...  more »
  • Great site to all sorts of activities, use the fortress to tours, opera, concerts, entertainment
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