Akershus Castle and Fortress

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Tags : Forts & Palaces

Timings : Monday - Sunday: 6 AM - 9 PM

Entry Fee : Age

0 - 6 - Free
6 - 18 - EUR 3
Adults - EUR 7
Seniors/Students/ Groups of more than 10 persons - EUR 5

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Akershus Castle and Fortress, Oslo Overview

Akershus Castle and Fortress, also known as Akershus Festning in Norwegian, is a medieval fortress in Oslo, the capital of Norway. This fortress is an excellent location to learn about Oslo's history. It was constructed as a defence and royal home for the city. Since the Middle Ages, the fortress has served as the focal point of Akershus, the principal kingdom and the main county, which formerly comprised the majority of Eastern Norway and included Norway's four main regions.

The castle was remodelled into a Renaissance castle and royal home by King Christian IV (1588-1648). The castle once served as a jail, a military installation, and the temporary office of Norway's prime minister. Major events, including concerts, public holiday celebrations, and ceremonies, frequently occur in the castle's vicinity. You can take guided tours of the fortress during summer, which commence at the visitor centre. There are also accessible group guided tours.

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