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A quiet place to relax

Not far from the old town, the fortress is on the top of a quite steep hill. It’s a very tiny fort... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Paola S
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Interesting

Kongsten Fort is a small, but interesting Fortress, just outside the magnificent Old Town of... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Looking_for_charme
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Bergen, Norway
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27 May 2018
“A quiet place to relax ”
2 Jul 2017
“IF you have a whole day in Fridrikstad, visit it”
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Not far from the old town, the fortress is on the top of a quite steep hill. It’s a very tiny fort, with a vast garden inside... and nobody around! At least this was our experience, good enough to lay on the grass and relax.

Thank Paola S
Reviewed 3 July 2017

It's 15 minutes of walk from fortification. Small fort without museums or special attractions. Nothing special, but nice.

Thank Nataliya P
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Fredrikstad was the first city in Norway to be founded since the middle ages. King Fredrik II founded it in September 1567. The Fort at Fredrikstad was built in 1663. Positioned guarding the River Glomma. It has cafes, craft shops and a few small art...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Kongsten Fort is rather small but is interesting to go see. The sad thing is that the place is hardly in use as there are very few events going on there, and the fort badly needs some restoration.

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Kongsten Fort is a small, but interesting Fortress, just outside the magnificent Old Town of Fredrikstad.

Thank Looking_for_charme
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Interesting look into historic ground. the view from the fortress is really nice, but be aware og high walls on the backside. The fortress with surroundings is an important part of the Gamlebyen fortress, and you can see the "hided path" leading to Gamlebyen from...More

1  Thank Atle_Larsen
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The old fort brings you 100 of years back in the history.None was killed during action here,but many died of diseases.The story says that the amount of beer drunken every day bay the soldiers was up to 8 liters as the water was not drinkable.Must...More

1  Thank Lemon_tree637
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Read about the fort online before you go. It has a very long and interesting history and knowing it will make you visit more rewarding. Recently had some refurbishment so it is in good shape. Very nice view in all directions will make you aware...More

2  Thank LarsNaess
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