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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  • Great place for large and small summer and winter-lots of opportunities and events. Visit museums, enjoy the view, good places to eat (albeit with height addition in price), golf, camping, barbecues, picnics, training, accommodation, ake,......
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  • We where four of us and we ordered the same first cource was catch of the day fish/prawn soup with mild curry flavor and creamy exelent taste and freshly baked Norwegian brown bread. So good. We had a...  more »
  • Situated high with lots of walls and building to wander around. Tranquile with lots of spectacular views of the surroundings. Ample free parking ofr cars and freee of charge to wander around.  more »