Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress), Halden

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Historic Site
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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  • Fredriksten fortress must be one of Norway's finest, largest and most content-rich Fortress. Well-maintained and suitable for both large and small. Many great events and several cafés and great restaurants:) Can really recommended!!
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  • Nice trip, especially with children. Many nooks and crannies. Great views. Good parking facilities. Dining options available, but quite so expensive. Ideal area for picnic hamper.
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  • There is no similar place in Norway, Fredriksten fortress is quite unique. Spectacular views and an excellent tour area. I'm always stopping by the fortress when I visit Halden! It's perfect when you also get purchased food in the inner fortress on the "the old Commander", for a nice trimtur. Must always stop by and buy the chai latte. Also recommend the Apple Cake with bringebæris, as well as delicious soups. Good sveler it is too. Recommend Fredriksten fortress and a walk by the old Commander! Lovely place!
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  • Unique site to visit! Historical site, topped with an amazing view. 2-3 hours tour, and one of the most pleasent atmosphere.Watch out for the windy days though!
  • What a great place, full of history with no H&S to restrict your movement over the walls. Everywhere has information boards in Norwegian and English. Wonderful coffee shop (reasonably priced) to refresh yourself half way round. Great day out.
  • Beautiful view from top. At night it is nice also. Lots of history.
  • This is an awesome place to visit!! Lots of old history and the hole area is open for public . Great and spectacular views from the top.. I love this place
  • This castle is a very good option for a sunday walk with friends or parents, stunning view on the fiords and amazing nature to enjoy around. From the city of Halden you can take a shortcut walking from the harbour instead of driving around the mountain.