Kristiansten Fortress, Trondheim

Kristiansten Fortress, Trondheim (must see)

Kristiansten Fortress (old spelling Christiansten Fortress, Kristiansten Festning in Norwegian) is located on a hill east of Trondheim, Norway. It was built after the city fire of Trondheim in 1681 to protect the city against attack from the east. Its construction was finished in 1685. It fulfilled its purpose in 1718 when Swedish forces laid siege to Trondheim. The fortress was decommissioned in 1816 by king Charles John. The main building featured in the picture is the defensive tower - Donjonen - with artillery, quartering and stores. After decommissioning in 1816 it became the location of the fire service. It has been a museum since 1997.
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Sight Name: Kristiansten Fortress
Sight Location: Trondheim, Norway
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Trondheim, Norway

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