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.For travelers who use our international travel planner, Oslo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Oscarsborg Fortress and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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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"
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.
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 »
Wonderful place to see and learn about history! My travel plans did not include this Fortress but I am so glad that it was recommended and I had the opportunity to see it. The animation of the Blutcher was extremely helpful getting a full understanding of what happened. I also had a great local guide that was filled with knowledge of the island. -Kentucky USA
Such an amazing experience! You can easily spend 3 hours without feeling the time. You can walk through the island and enjoy the nature. The Fortress is rich with history and stories.
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