Kristiansten Fortress, Trondheim

4.2
Must see · Military Museum · Historic Site
Standing on a hilltop offering a spectacular view of the city, Kristiansten Fortress originally served in the 17th century as a city defense wall. During World War II, the occupying German forces used it as an execution site. Tour the defense museum within the main building, the Donjon. The former commandant's residence now houses a full restaurant, and activity trails are available for children. Wear comfortable shoes to walk to the fortress and pack a light jacket. Our Trondheim trip planning app makes visiting Kristiansten Fortress and other Trondheim attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Create an itinerary including Kristiansten Fortress
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Kristiansten Fortress reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
517 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • The most important with visiting this fortress is the magnificent view of the city. We walked up from the lovely Bakklandet area which is nearby.  more »
  • Not too far from the centre, and a lovely walk over the old Gamle bridge through the pretty district of Bakk-Landet to reach the ramparts of the old fort with excellent views across the city, fjord...  more »
Google
  • A well preserved fortress, with some excellent views over the city, the river and the harbour. A nice restaurant if you need a snack after the hike to the top of the hill! We enjoyed the different vistas from all of the ramparts.
  • Nice view over the city. Interesting gallery inside. For free. Just go there :-)

Plan your trip to Trondheim

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Trondheim

See all ›
©
Church
Nidaros Cathedral
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Specialty Museum
Rockheim
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
©
Observation Deck
Tyholttarnet
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
©
Neighborhood
Bakklandet
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Trondheim

See all ›
History Museum
Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Specialty Museum
Ringve Museum
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Specialty Museum
Erkebispegarden (Archbishop's Palace)
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Specialty Museum
The Crown Regalia
3.4
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Trondheim

See all ›
©
Religious Site
Munkholmen batteri
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Religious Site
Church of Our Lady
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
©
Historic Site
Jewish Museum Trondheim
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Church
Ilen Kirke
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Trondheim

Safari
Oppdal Safari - Day Tours Oppdal
4.8
Duration: 6 hours
Specialty Museum
Thamshavn Railway Lokken
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Military Museum
Hegra Festning Stjordal
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Church
Vaernes Church Stjordal
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Trondheim

©
Spa
Spas
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Ladestien - Hiking Trail
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature Tours - Day Trips
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
©
Distillery
Trondhjem Mikrobryggeri
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Trondheim

©
Bridge
Old Town Bridge
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
©
Room Escape Game
Reality Adventures
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Water Park
Pirbadet
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
©
Hiking Trail
Bymarka
4.8
Duration: 2 hours