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Oscarsborg Fortress

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Address: Drobaksundet, Oslo 1443, Norway
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+47 64 90 41 61

Fortress which was vital at the start of WWII. Exhibitions, museum, park,...

Fortress which was vital at the start of WWII. Exhibitions, museum, park, hotel and conference center.

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Awesome guide, lot`s of history and great food.

Went here for a company kick off, and the scenery and history guided tour and the Great Escape was just awesome. The food in the hotel was amazing, the guide was awesome. Great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Trondheim, Norway
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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for a company kick off, and the scenery and history guided tour and the Great Escape was just awesome. The food in the hotel was amazing, the guide was awesome. Great visit! I will re-visit this place during summer, I think it would beeven better then. The hotel had clean and nice rooms.

Thank rtronsta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

There are excellent and some very interesting displays that tell,the story of Nirway's history through the defense of the city. We didn't allow enough time. We should have spent half a day there.

Thank HayestoRF
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Buildings were closing so we walked the grounds experienced the gardens and enjoyed the plantings and quiet.

Thank mrdesign
Naples, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

You climb up to the fortress in ten minutes walk along a narrow road but can also get on a fancy tourist little train; once you get to the main stone entrance you have to be lucky that there are no private events inside, otherwise they don't let you in! Stunning view to the Oslo fjord from the bastions!

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Crown Point, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Oscarsborg Fortress, a former 1850's military fortress and batteries on an island in Oslofjord, accessible by ferry. When Norway was invaded on 9 April 1940, all of the fortress' armament was over 40 years old, and of German origin. Both the guns and the torpedo battery worked flawlessly when Oscarsborg encountered one of the German invasion flotillas. Gun No. 1;... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Although the weather was wet we made the most of it with a full tour above and below ground. What a fascinating place and lovely to see everything so well preserved! We had a great time looking at the various collections of equipment inside as well as the gun batteries outside. Well worth the visit and learning of its' significance... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a couple of hours here. Fantastically well preserved fortress with large guns from several eras. Significant role in the attempts to stop invasion of Norway in 1940.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I very much enjoyed this trip to the fortress although sadly not all of it is open. More explanation panels in English would have been useful but it is still worth the trip. The Island fortress is reached by boat adding to the fun. Food and ice creams are available.

Thank ChrisB7777
Drammen, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Such a good place to visit on a warm, sunny day. You have to catch a ferry for about 5 minutes to get out to the island. The island has a big say in the Norwegian history, during the second world war the army based on this island managed to take down a big German ship who came after the... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This is almost a once a year trip. Not far from Drøbak city, with a decomission small military vessel. There is a small beach where kids can play, some cheeps to look at, and if they want to, eat some grass from your hand. Museum free of charge with a lot of military equipment and a lot of free areas... More 

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