Akershus Fortress is a national treasure in the heart of Oslo.

Enjoy the short walk from the City Hall and the city centre to Akershus Fortress. The fortress grounds are an ideal recreation area, just as they were in the 19th century.

In 1299, Haakon V Magnusson was proclaimed king of Norway. As a duke, his administration had previously been based in Oslo, which obtained status as the captial of Norway during this period.
The King initiated the construction of the fortress some time before the turn of the century. The medieval castle, which was completed in the 1300s, was strategically placed at the very end of the headland.

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