Royal Palace of Oslo and garden

Royal Palace of Oslo

Royal Palace in Oslo History The Royal Palace of Oslo currently serves as the official residence of Norway’s king. It was built in the early part of the 19th century, based on the designs of the Danish-born architect Hans Ditlev Franciscus Linstow. Originally it was used as the Norwegian residence of the king of United […]

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The Fredriksten Fortress

Fredriksten Fortress

The Fredriksten Fortress (Fredriksten Festnings Venner) is located in the town of Halden, close to the Swedish border. Fredriksten Fortress History Construction on the Fredriksten Fortress lasted from 1661 to 1701 and it was built at the order of the Norwegian king to reinforce the Norwegian – Swedish border. In 1814, the Fredriksten fortress was

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Bergenhus Fortress

Bergenhus Fortress

Bergenhus Fortress History The Bergenhus Fortress was completed in 1261. The King Haakon’s Hall is the only surviving part of the royal palace built by King Haakon IV Haakonsson (1217–1263). It is a three-story building with a cellar in the basement, a number of rooms on the first floor, and a large hall in the

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The Akershus Fortress

Akershus Castle

Akershus Castle (aka Akershus Fortress or Akershus Festning in Norwegian) is a medieval castle situated in Oslo, the capital of Norway. Akershus Fortress History The Akershus Fortress was built in the late 1290s by King Håkon V to ward off attacks from the Norwegian nobleman, Earl Alv Erlingsson of Sarpsborg. The fortress’s value came from

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