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Akershus Castle and Fortress

Akershus Fortress, Oslo, Norway

Akershus a medieval castle, built in the 13th century by King Haakon V to protect Oslo. The Castle was lately used as a prison, in the early 17th century was rebuilt into a renaissance castle by King Christian IV. The fort is still used by the army and it is partially open to the public. Among other things, there are tombs of several members of the royal family and two museums with a military theme. The walls overlooking the harbor and the center of Oslo, including local town hall.


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