Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), Oslo

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Originally constructed to defend the medieval town, Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) has since undergone several renovations and today stands as one of the city's symbols. Built in 1290, the castle boasts sturdy stone walls and fortifications that withstood 500 years of sieges and attacks. Visit this landmark and explore its grounds, which once served as the nexus of the national government and the seat of power for Norway's royal rulers. Outside, wander the cobbled pathways and courtyards surrounded by brick buildings and an imposing clock tower. Inside discover the different chambers and sections that now house military museums, historical displays, and a mausoleum with the tombs of Norwegian royalty. Keep in mind that, depending on the time of year, you may need to join a guided tour in order to access the castle. For Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and beyond, use our Oslo trip planning site to get the most from your Oslo vacation.
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  • Awesome castle & fortress and the audio guide is well worth it as much history and many stories to be heard.  more »
  • A huge castle in the city of Oslo, Norway. It is a good place to enjoy your day with friends and families.  more »
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  • Amazing place to walk around, see the view learn about the history. We enjoyed ourselves a lot here, and talked about how beautiful it must be in every season. As the picture show we enjoyed it in winter time.
  • Amazing place in the heart of Oslo part of the old city. It is an outstanding exam of medieval Norwegian architecture and military design. To add to the bonus is an excellent view of the city hall and pier and sea-facing view.
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