If you are looking to spend a day discovering the history of Oslo, then Akershus Fortress is a great place. The building of Akershus Castle and Fortress commenced in 1299 under King Håkon V. The castle was modernized and converted into a Renaissance castle and royal residence by King Christian IV. It was built to protect and provide a royal residence for Oslo, the capital of Norway. The castle has also been used as a military base. Today it is a museum, open for public viewing. Known to withstand many sieges, this medieval castle was completed in the 1300s. The location is very strategic. The fortress area serves as a venue for major events like concerts, public holiday celebrations, and ceremonies.
The fortress is centrally located in Oslo and is close to public transport such as train, metro, and bus.
It is about a 15-minute to walk from Oslo Central Station to the fortress's main entrance in Kirkegata.
Sunday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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