Kristiansten Fortress, Trondheim

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Military Museum Historic Site
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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Where to stay in Trondheim

One of Norway’s major cities, Trondheim offers a wide range of accommodations. As with any Norwegian city, it’s easy to find the high-end hotels with big price tags in the city’s historical center. With a student population of roughly 25,000, the town also caters to more budget-conscious travelers with a fair number of options. Look for reasonably priced hostels near the university. If you’re not opposed to roughing it the way Norwegians love to, check out one of the many campsites in the city’s outskirts. You'll still have access to the city thanks to the local buses that run regularly.
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  • Interesting visiting a fortress steeped in history, mostly though the Nazi's who occupied Norway and shot the resistance at the Fortress. Great views from up here over Trondheim. Walked around and dec...  more »
  • Trondheim is a lovely place to visit and by walking up to the fortress you have a great outlook on the city with excellent opportunities for photos. The fortress itself is very interesting as you get ...  more »
  • If you would like to get a great overview of Trondheim head up to the Fortress. The entrance is for free and there is a restaurant at the fortress. Nice place to grab a beer or a ice cream.  more »
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  • I live by this place, so I don't know how you can do a review for a tourist/historical site. Definitely a must see if you're visiting Trondheim, it's got a great view of the city and a very unique and somber history to this fort.
  • very interesting history. nice item collection. worth a visit.
  • One of the best places to get a clear view of the city.
  • Expensive drinks and the food was not good. We were supposed to have a really quality beef, but it was full of fat, and not tasty at all.
  • This old fortress is quite a walk uphill, but well worth the effort. You have a great view of Trondheim and specially Nidaros Cathedral as well as the ocean.