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Christiansholm Festning

Festningsgata, Kristiansand, Norway
+47 38 07 51 50
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Picturesque Tower

Christiansholm Festning is a picturesque Tower near the Otterdals Park in Kristiansand, Norway. It... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Delbe M
Nice fort with beautiful sea views

I arrived in Kristiansand aboard the Regal Princess. As I walked to the fort from city center, it... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
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Festningsgata, Kristiansand, Norway
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Christiansholm Festning is a picturesque Tower near the Otterdals Park in Kristiansand, Norway. It is not a big place so walking over most of it in a half a day is doable. Since the tower has been renovated for events, you can only look at...More

Thank Delbe M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I arrived in Kristiansand aboard the Regal Princess. As I walked to the fort from city center, it began rain. I quickly increased my pace and arrived at the covered fort entrance out of the rain. Out of the rain, I chatted with other tourists....More

Thank sentellr
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The Christiansholm fort is picturesque, and sits in, or at least adjacent to, Otterdals park. Our tour guide did explain that the structure has been renovated inside and is used for special events. Since there wasn't any event going on at the time we were...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 15 September 2017

this is one of the musts beeing in Kristiansand. This of fortress is realy taken good care of and stands out as the improtant place is has in history

Thank Tor Steinar E
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The best thing about this tower is its location on the water in this pretty town. There are lots of beautiful flowers in front of the tower. I'm not sure when, if ever, the tower is open, so you just get to walk around it...More

Thank RobTor
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The round stone fortress is in an area popular for walking and the grounds are well manicured.. someone was cutting the grass as we walked around the cannonballs. There are massive linden trees that were about to bloom, and I could just imagine the scent...More

Thank 4historyandculture
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We enjoyed our walk along the promenade and reached this fortress. It's round shape made it more interesting. We climbed up the spiral staircase but nothing was opened. Many cannons situated around the fort that seemed to be ready to defend this city. A very...More

Thank ROCruiser
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Youll learn the city from the seaside - citybeach - you meet the inhabitants (during bathing - season) in and about the water

Thank WildLioness
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is an interesting small 17th century fort that provided for the coastal defence of Kristansand. You can readily walk around its grounds, ramparts and cannon, but at the moment the main tower in the interior is not open to the public. It is possible...More

Thank Westralia
Reviewed 12 February 2017

It you get the chance to go inside the fortress, it's very cool - in fact in summertime it still holds the winter cold well preseved inside all through the summer, since the walls are so massive. It also provies great view over the citys...More

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