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Small fortress in central location

We popped in to see this old fortress on a Tuesday afternoon, and there were almost no people... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Morten F
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Undergoing some renovations

Once renovations is done it's a really beautiful place. People normally gather around when there... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
enurweb
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Kristiansand, Norway
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We popped in to see this old fortress on a Tuesday afternoon, and there were almost no people there. It's a small fortress, so you don't need to spend much time there. I also didn't see any shops or cafés there. The view is good,...More

Thank Morten F
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Once renovations is done it's a really beautiful place. People normally gather around when there are fireworks shooting up from the ocean. That takes place on our national day the 17th of May and also on New Years eve. Inside this fortress is amazing, allthough...More

Thank enurweb
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

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