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Kristiansten Festning

Kristianstensbakken 60, 7014 Trondheim, Norway

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About Kristiansten Festning

Kristiansten Fortress has been a central part of the fortress city of Trondheim since the end of the 17th century, as part of Johan Caspar von Cicignon and Anthony Coucheron's fortifying city plan for Trondheim after the city fire in 1681. The defense of the city was originally built on the fortifications along the Nidelven and Skansen and the fjord.



Attractions near Kristiansten Festning

Old city bridge0.49km from Kristiansten Festning

Trondheim’s Old Town Bridge is an icon of the city and has linked the city to the river’s eastern banks since 1681. The current bridge, established in the 19th century, offers a picturesque spot to enjoy beautiful views of the colorful waterfront buildings and the Trondheimfjord beyond.

Bakke Church0.65km from Kristiansten Festning

Bakke Church is a parish church in the municipality of Trondheim in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the Bakklandet area of the city of Trondheim.  The octagonal wooden church was built in 1715 and designed by the architect Johan Christopher Hempel. It is the oldest building in the Bakklandet area of Trondheim since it was the only building that was spared during the Swedish siege of 1718.

Nidaros Cathedral0.68km from Kristiansten Festning

Nidaros Cathedral is a cathedral of the Church of Norway located in the city of Trondheim in Trøndelag county. It is built over the burial site of King Olav II, who became the patron saint of the nation, and is the traditional location for the consecration of new kings of Norway. It was built over a 230 year period, from 1070 to 1300 when it was substantially completed. The large, stone church seats about 1,850 people and it was historically used as the site of the coronation of the kings of Nor

Our Lady Church0.74km from Kristiansten Festning

The Church of Our Lady is a medieval stone church with a fascinating and rich history. Located in the heart of Trondheim, the church is one of the most famous landmarks in the city. Today the church has a diverse range of responsibilities, regularly holding services and functioning as a shelter for the city’s less fortunate population.

Trondheim Kunstmuseum0.8km from Kristiansten Festning

Trondheim Art Museum shows both exhibitions from our extensive collection of Norwegian and international art and contemporary art exhibitions. We have two viewing locations: TKM Bispegata and TKM Gråmølna. TKM Bispegata is the museum's main arena and is located by Nidaros Cathedral. In TKM Gråmølna in Trenerys gate by Nedre Elvehavn, you will find works from Kunstgaven Håkon Bleken and other exhibitions.

Olav Tryggvason0.87km from Kristiansten Festning

A statue of Olav Tryggvason is located in Trondheim, Norway. Sculpted by sculptor Wilhelm Rasmussen, it honors King Olav Tryggvason who was the city's founder. The 18-meter high statue is mounted on top of an obelisk. It stands at the center of the city square at the intersection of the two main streets, Munkegata and Kongens gate.

Where is Kristiansten Festning

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Trøndelag is one of the most fertile regions of Norway, with large agricultural output. Trøndelag is home to great valleys, major rivers famous for salmon fisheries, and a few major islands as well as thousands of smaller islands.