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Oscarsborg Fortress, Oslo

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Oscarsborg Fortress (Norwegian: Oscarsborg festning) is a coastal fortress in the Oslofjord, close to the small town of Drøbak in Viken county, Norway. The best known part is situated on two small islets. The main artillery batteries are on the island Håøya and smaller batteries on the mainland to the west and east in the fjord and was military territory until 2003 when it was made a publicly available resort island. The fortress is best known for sinking the German heavy cruiser Blücher on 9 April 1940. In 2014, Oscarsborg Fortress was given protected status.

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  • this is a massive Fortress and so much to look at and place is just amazing we had a great time looking around again Johanna told us of the history about the Fortress "GREAT PLACE TO VISIT" 
    this is a massive Fortress and so much to look at and place is just amazing we had a great time looking around again Johanna told us of the history about the Fortress "GREAT PLACE TO VISIT"  more »
  • Yes it is worth a visit, despite not being truly authentic anymore. The views form the windows and the grounds back across Oslo Fjord are worth the visit alone. 
    Yes it is worth a visit, despite not being truly authentic anymore. The views form the windows and the grounds back across Oslo Fjord are worth the visit alone.  more »
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  • Such an amazing experience! You can easily spend 3 hours without feeling the time. You can walk through the island and enjoy the nature. The Fortress is rich with history and stories.
  • Giving two stars for the very good food and the atmosphere. The rooms and the shower was cold and the shop had very few items which can be a concern as this is located on an island with ferryes not going to shore often. The parking is also limited, far away from the ferry and way too expensive compared to the quality. This place should really be of interest for military and historie interested people.

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