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Oscarsborg Fortress, Oslo

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Oscarsborg Fortress (Norwegian: Oscarsborg festning) is a coastal fortress in the Oslofjord, close to the small town of Drøbak in Viken county, Norway. The best known part is situated on two small islets. The main artillery batteries are on the island Håøya and smaller batteries on the mainland to the west and east in the fjord and was military territory until 2003 when it was made a publicly available resort island. The fortress is best known for sinking the German heavy cruiser Blücher on 9 April 1940. In 2014, Oscarsborg Fortress was given protected status.
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  • this is a massive Fortress and so much to look at and place is just amazing we had a great time looking around again Johanna told us of the history about the Fortress "GREAT PLACE TO VISIT"  more »
  • Yes it is worth a visit, despite not being truly authentic anymore. The views form the windows and the grounds back across Oslo Fjord are worth the visit alone.  more »
  • Beautiful touristic place, but be sure not to miss your ferry on its way back if you don't want to pay a ticket for an expensive 10-minute ferry to Drøbak and going back to Oslo from there.
  • Historic and very nice. Good food in the restaurants.

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