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Long History of Fortress Powerful along with Exceptional Views

The beautiful fortress at Kongsvinger is well preserved and the museum offers insights into its... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Calgary, Canada
Beautiful place

The fortress is so beautiful. A good place to take pictures. There is toalett and museum. I think... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Sissel Irene H
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Kongsvinger Fortress is one of the most important sites of cultural heritage in Norway and Hedmark Fylke and it is regarded as on the region’s main attractions. The Fortress was built from 1673 an onwards and it served as an efficient protection...more
Slaveriet, Kongsvinger Festning, Kongsvinger 2213, Norway
+47 62 88 65 00
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

The beautiful fortress at Kongsvinger is well preserved and the museum offers insights into its long history - most recently used during World War II. The history of Norway and relationships with Denmark and Sweden are well presented in the museum. While there is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

The fortress is so beautiful. A good place to take pictures. There is toalett and museum. I think there is a hotel and restautant also, but all the buildings whete closed when we went there.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sissel Irene H
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Kongsvinger Fortress is very well preserved and is a nice historical site. The Fortress offers a very nice view of the river Glomma and the city of Kongsvinger. Recommended!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

A lovely place to take a small walk before brunch in the close area. If you have nothing to do and are in Kongsvinger, this is a free of charge and really nice place to visit on a sunny day. The view is exellent and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank stiann611
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Beautiful view, but for us who decided to not go on a guided tour the buildings did not really give us much (most were closed). The restaurant messed up our order big time. If you plan to go on the guided tour, it might be...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

One of the best meals I have had in a fortress from the 1700s. Blends history with fine dining. The service was exceptional. The meal exquisite and a good wine selection

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank thinkingwanderer
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Fortress with interesting history and great view. Very nice walk toward fortress along old houses. Had guided tour inside the fortress. The guide were with old soldiers uniform and a rifle. Showed us how the old rifle works. There is a museum in the fortress...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank OkKyong P
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The fortress is really a nice place. It is very relaxing to walk around and look at the view. It is absolutely stunning. It has never been in combat, but have had an important role in the Norwegian history. Really a place to visit.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Bernt L
Reviewed 27 August 2015

With an astonishing viet of the surroundings, Kongsvinger Fortress is a hidden treasure for visitors and tourists. Learn abort the centuries of war and fighting between Norway and Sweden and enter the majestic buildings!

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank 390jor
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

A very interesting place, very impressive how much things the have from all the different eras. Good idea with the QR-code tour, but there is no wifi for foreign tourist which will cost a fortune in data.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Ellen E
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