Kristiansten Fortress, Trondheim

(4.1/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A nice site a piece of East of the Centre. Here is the Nice lawns and lovely views to the city centre. Calm and relaxed, not much going on here, but here it is nice to relax. This historic place is great sets to take pictures of Trondheim. A bit far to go from the city centre, so it is best to drive a car.
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  • Not a great tourist attraction.The best thing is the view over the city, but I wouldnt recommend a great detour to visit this place, Stop fro 30 minutes if you already is in the neighborhood  more »
  • Worth the steep climb for the view. Would have been helpful for the information boards to be in English too.  more »
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  • 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.
  • One of the best places to get a clear view of the city. A must if you are visiting the town. I personally don't go here for any other reason other than the view
  • 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.
  • Nice view over town. Good for seeing the Northern lights.
  • The museum doesn't really have a clear historical information about things here but still, a beautiful fortress