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Akershus Fortress

0150 Oslo, Norway

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About Akershus Fortress

Akershus Fortress is a medieval castle situated in Oslo city center. Throughout its history, it has had great strategic and symbolic value for Oslo and Norway. Akershus Fortress is still a military area. The castle was modernized under King Christian IV (1588-1648) and converted into a Renaissance castle and royal residence. Now it is open daily to the public.



Attractions near Akershus Fortress

Christian Radich0.18km from Akershus Fortress

The beautiful old sailing ship found at Akershusutstikkeren below Akershus Fortress when it is not out on the sea. Christian Radich is not open to the public but can be opened on request for small groups. The ship is available for charter tours and short cruises for schools and other groups in spring and autumn. In summer the ship participates in Tall Ships Races.

Nobel Peace Center0.57km from Akershus Fortress

Located in the old Western Railway Station near Oslo city hall and the harbor. At the Nobel Peace Center, you can experience and learn about the remarkable Nobel Peace Prize laureates, the history of the Peace Prize, and Alfred Nobel.   The installation The Peace Prize Laureates is filled with information, photos, texts, videos, and animations about the laureates’ lives and work.

Storting building0.63km from Akershus Fortress

The Storting building is the seat of the Storting, the parliament of Norway. The building is located at 22 Karl Johans gate in central Oslo. It is a combination of several styles, including inspirations from France and Italy. Parliament also meets in several other offices in the surrounding area, since the building is too small to hold the current staff of the legislature. The building was designed by the Swedish architect Emil Victor Langlet and is built in yellow brick with details and a basem

Karl Johans gate0.65km from Akershus Fortress

Karl Johans gate is the main street of the city of Oslo, Norway. The street was named in honor of King Charles III John, who was also King of Sweden as Charles XIV John. This is a composite of several older streets that used to be separate thoroughfares. The eastern section was part of Christian IV's original city near the ramparts surrounding the city. When the ramparts were removed to make way for Oslo Cathedral, three separate sections eventually became Østre Gade.kut.

Oslo Cathedral0.77km from Akershus Fortress

A huge and beautiful church which was located in the heart of Norway. The parish church for downtown Oslo was first consecrated in 1697, and in 1950 it was restored back to its original baroque interior. Oslo Cathedral is the main church for the Church of Norway Diocese of Oslo and is used for weddings and funerals by the Norwegian Royal Family and the Norwegian Government. it is one of the main pilgrimage centres in this area and a lot of people visits this place every day.

Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park0.87km from Akershus Fortress

Tjuvholmen skulpturpark is a sculpture park in the Tjuvholmen neighborhood of Frogner borough in Oslo, Norway. It is close to Aker Brygge. The art museum was designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, who also designed the sculpture park. The park's concept was developed in conjunction with the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

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Capital and most populous city of Norway. Oslo is the economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping.