Fodor's Expert Review Christiansholm Festning

Kristiansand Military Sight

This circular fortress with 16-foot-thick walls, on a promontory opposite Festningsgata, was completed in 1672. Its role has been much more decorative than defensive; it was used once, in 1807, during the Napoleonic Wars, to defend the city against British invasion. You can only visit around the grounds. For the moment the fortress is not available for the public. 

Military Sight Historical

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Østre Strandgate 52B
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder  4610, Norway

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Sept.--mid-May

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