Kristiansten Fortress, Trondheim

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Standing on a hilltop offering a spectacular view of the city, Kristiansten Fortress originally served in the 17th century as a city defense wall. During World War II, the occupying German forces used it as an execution site. Tour the defense museum within the main building, the Donjon. The former commandant's residence now houses a full restaurant, and activity trails are available for children. Wear comfortable shoes to walk to the fortress and pack a light jacket. Use our Trondheim itinerary planner to visit Kristiansten Fortress on your trip to Trondheim, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Took the trip uphill to the fortress with the promise of great city views only to find the trees so overgrown that the view was obscured and lots of construction works on the fortress itself which res...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Overlooking the city, and across the bridge and up the Hill a little to nice places, I think. There were artillery fortress since. Because the weather was very good impression.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Made with the most modern castle disign of the times, Kristiasten Festning is a place to go when in Trondheim. Situated over Bakkladed, it takes 10 min to be there. A big part of Norways history is th...  more »

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