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Kongsvinger Fortress

Slaveriet, Kongsvinger Festning, Kongsvinger 2213, Norway
+47 62 88 65 00
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Historical highlight of Kongsvinger

Kongsvinger Fortress is very well preserved and is a nice historical site. The Fortress offers a... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
bthorsda
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Kongsvinger, Norway
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A lovely place to take a small walk before brunch in the close area. If you have nothing to do and... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Stian N
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Kongsvinger Fortress is one of the most important sites of cultural heritage in Norway and Hedmark Fylke and it is regarded as on the region’s main attractions. The Fortress was built from 1673 an onwards and it served as an efficient protection foreign soldiers – especially from Sweden. The Fortress was never conquered by enemies of Norway. Today the Fortress is open all year.
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Slaveriet, Kongsvinger Festning, Kongsvinger 2213, Norway
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Kongsvinger Fortress is very well preserved and is a nice historical site. The Fortress offers a very nice view of the river Glomma and the city of Kongsvinger. Recommended!

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

A lovely place to take a small walk before brunch in the close area. If you have nothing to do and are in Kongsvinger, this is a free of charge and really nice place to visit on a sunny day. The view is exellent and...More

Thank Stian N
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Beautiful view, but for us who decided to not go on a guided tour the buildings did not really give us much (most were closed). The restaurant messed up our order big time. If you plan to go on the guided tour, it might be...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2017

One of the best meals I have had in a fortress from the 1700s. Blends history with fine dining. The service was exceptional. The meal exquisite and a good wine selection

Thank Beverley F
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Fortress with interesting history and great view. Very nice walk toward fortress along old houses. Had guided tour inside the fortress. The guide were with old soldiers uniform and a rifle. Showed us how the old rifle works. There is a museum in the fortress...More

Thank OkKyong P
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

The fortress is really a nice place. It is very relaxing to walk around and look at the view. It is absolutely stunning. It has never been in combat, but have had an important role in the Norwegian history. Really a place to visit.

Thank Bernt L
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

With an astonishing viet of the surroundings, Kongsvinger Fortress is a hidden treasure for visitors and tourists. Learn abort the centuries of war and fighting between Norway and Sweden and enter the majestic buildings!

Thank Jo R
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Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

A very interesting place, very impressive how much things the have from all the different eras. Good idea with the QR-code tour, but there is no wifi for foreign tourist which will cost a fortune in data.

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Reviewed 9 June 2015

Has a small museum, and an amazing view on a clear day. A restaurant and a hotel is now operating in this fortress that luckily were never needed to use despite the purpose of its construction.

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Reviewed 16 February 2015

It takes one hour and 22 minutes do go by train from Oslo S to this lovelly little norwegian town. The trip is very nice, with a confortable train and astonishing views. This little town is crossed by a river, frozen at this time. Experience...More

3  Thank Carlos B
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