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  Akershus Fortress -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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The fortress was strategically important for the capital, and therefore, (A constitutional monarchy in northern Europe on the western side of the Scandinavian Peninsula; achieved independence from Sweden in 1905) Norway as well.
Whoever was ruler at Akershus fortress, was ruler of Norway.
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 Akershus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Akershus is a county in Norway, bordering Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud, Oslo and Østfold.
Akershus is the second largest county in population after Oslo.
Embracing numerous suburbs of Oslo, Akershus is one of the most densely populated areas in the country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Akershus   (250 words)

 Encyclopedia: Oslo
Buskerud is a county in Norway, bordering Akershus, Oslo, Oppland, Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland, Telemark, and Vestfold.
Hedmark is a county in Norway, bordering Sør-Trøndelag, Oppland and Akershus.
Oppland is a county in Norway, bordering Sør-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Akershus, Oslo and Hedmark.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Oslo   (6530 words)

 Akershus Fortress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The fortress has survived many sieges, primarily Swedish, and, with the exception of WWII, never been conquered by a foreign enemy.
The fortress was strategically important for the capital, and therefore, Norway as well.
Akershus fortress is still a military area open to the public at day.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/A/Akershus-Fortress.htm   (206 words)

 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: Akershus Fortress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Akershus Fortress (Akershus Festning) is the old castle built to protect Oslo, the capital of Norway.
In the early 17th c., the fortress was modernized and remodeled under the reign of the active King Christian IV, and got the appearance of a renaissance castle.
Akershus fortress is still a military area, but is open to the public daily.
www.baghdadmuseum.org /ref/index.php?title=Akershus_Fortress   (425 words)

 Akershus Festning (Akershus Fortress)
The work on turning Akershus Castle into a bastion-fortress complete with ramparts and mouts began during the 1580s, and continued at full speed into the beginning of the 17th Century.
Largely for defensive reasons, the town of Oslo was moved closer to the fortress in 1624, thereby changing the functions of the fortress to that of a citadel on the Italian model, with city and fortress as one unit, with the same outer wall.
The city needes room, and in 1815 it was decided that nearly the whole of the remaining fortress ramparts should be demolished.
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 Travels and hotels in Oslo, Norway - Akershus Fortress
Akershus Fortress (Akershus Festning in norwegian) was originally the medieval fortress of Oslo, built in 1299.
Inside the fortress are many different museums, and everyday at 13.30 you can see the changing of guards.
From the fortress is a great view of the fjord with it's many islands, and to Aker Brygge and the harbour of Oslo.
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 Akershus fortress voted Oslo's pearl
The Defense Museum is part of the fortress, and displays Norwegian military history from the Viking Age up to the present time.
Akershus Fortress is not just steeped in history, it is still in use as a site for official government receptions.
The Akershus Fortress Foundation for Art and Culture (SAKK) stages historical plays, tours, seminars and concerts.
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 Wedding of Haakon and Mette-Marit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The building of the Akershus Fortress was started in 1299, during the reign of King Haakon V Magnusson, and completed under King Haakon VI Magnusson in the second half of the 14th century.
In 1815 Akershus ws abandoned as a fortress and became public offices, jail and archive.
It was built as a small cruciformed church, and was for 150 years, the only church in Oslo, besides the palace church at the Akershus fortress.
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 Akershus fortress, Oslo - Tourist attraction in Norway - visitnorway.com
Throughout the centuries, the fortress has served multiple purposes ranging from the royal residence to a prison.
Guided tours are available within the fortress’ ground and are recommended to enjoy the park area inside the grounds and to view the magnificent vistas of Oslo and the fjord.
The castle, which is located in the centre of the fortress, has been used as a royal residence and as a hiding place for the Royal family and government minister during times of war throughout its history.
www.visitnorway.com /templates/NTRarticle.aspx?id=29731   (401 words)

Akershus Castle lies in downtown Oslo, the capital city of Norway.
Akershus castle is situated in Oslo, the capital of Norway.
The Tower of the Virgin was the gatehouse of Akershus castle.
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 Oslo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The conurbation extends into the surrounding county of Akershus and has a population of 521,886 (Jan. 2004).
Oslo was destroyed by fire in 1624, and was rebuilt at a new site across the bay, near Akershus Fortress, by king Christian IV of Norway and given the name Christiania (later Kristiania).
A harsh picture of the city was drawn by Knut Hamsun in his novel Sult (Hunger) from 1890 (cinematized in 1966 by Henning Carlsen).
oslo.ask.dyndns.dk   (1470 words)

 Streetwise - Budget Guide to Oslo
The park surrounding the fortress is the perfect spot for a picnic.
Akershus Fortress is partly a castle, the only one in Norway.
There is a model of old Oslo, Christiania City Model, in the fortress too, and with the help of a multimedia show you can learn more about the history of Oslo.
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 Oslo - Simple English Wikipedia
One of the more famous landmarks in Oslo is Akershus Fortress.
Oslo was destroyed in fire in 1624, and was rebuild nearer to Akershus Fortress by the command of king Christian IV of Norway.
The king gave the new city the name Christiania, which was later also written as Kristiania.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oslo   (222 words)

 Akershus Festning in Oslo - Travel Guide from alpharooms.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Originally built as a castle in 1299, Akershus Festning was later developed into a city fortress.
The original Akershus Castle is located inside the fortress.
At the Information Centre, there is an exhibition on the history of the fortress, and guided tours depart from here each day between May and September at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.
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 Oslo Accords Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The conurbation extends into the surrounding counties of Norwaycounty of Akershus and has a population of 521,886 (Jan. 2004).
It has been regarded as the capital city since the reign of Hakon V of NorwayHåkon V (1299-1319), who was the first king to reside permanently in the city.
image:oslo_port.jpgthumbright400pxView from the Akershus Fortress towards the fjord.
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 biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
King Haakon initiated the construction of Akershus Castle when he became King of Norway in 1299 after his elder brother, Erik, died without an heir.
Akershus Fortress is considered a national treasure, due not only to its central position in Norway, in the Middle Ages as defence position, national entrenchment, royal residence and centre of national administration, but also to its role as a symbol of independence for the Norwegian people.
In the course of its 700 years, Akershus Fortress has seen several periods of prosperity and decay.
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 (GCJ3CA) AG#20 - Akershus Castle and Fortress by Aina og Morten   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Akershus Fortress started as a Mediaeval castle in 1299 by Håkon V Magnusson, and 300 years later it was developed to a fortress with cannon.
It includes Akershus Castle and church, several museums and part of it is still used by the military.
It is placed centrally in Oslo in a beautiful green nature area, close to Oslo Town Hall and with an excellent view over Oslo and the fjord.
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 04_Askerhus_Fortress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Dating from 1299, this medieval castle and royal residence developed into a fortress armed with cannons by 1592.
Guided tours of the fortress, in summer, start from the Information Centre in the fortress.
There is a permanent exhibition, which charts the history of the fortress in the Information Centre.
www.grandlodgescotland.com /GLOS/Museum/amme/pages/04_Askerhus_Fortress.htm   (49 words)

 Akershus Fortress Norway Directory
Overlooking the harbor, the fortress is used today for state occasions.
The Akershus Castle contains dungeons, plush upper floors with banquet halls and staterooms, and the chapel used for royal events.
The chapel holds the crypts of King Haakon VII and King Olav V. Guided tours of the fortress in the summer, starting from The Information Centre.
www.norway.com /directories/d_company.asp?id=654   (140 words)

 Oslo Norway Hotels. Oslo Accomodation in Akershus Fortress at Discounted Rates
The 125-room hotel is very close to the final station on the Airport Express line and is also close to shopping, beaches and other leisure opportunities.
Located by the Aker Brygge area of Oslo city center, the Thon Hotel Vika Atrium Oslo with its modern glass facade is 400 meters from the Akershus Fortress.
The 91 colorful contemporary guestrooms are decorated in warm shades with light wooden furnishings.
www.holidaycityscan.com /oslo-akershus   (138 words)

 AllRefer.com - Oslo, Scandinavia (Scandinavian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
482,555), capital of Norway, of Akershus co., and of Oslo co. (175 sq mi/453 sq km), SE Norway, at the head of the Oslofjord (a deep inlet of the Skagerrak).
Oslo is Norway's largest city, its main port, and its chief commercial, industrial, communication, and transportation center.
Surviving medieval structures include the Akerskirke (12th cent.) and the Akershus fortress (13th cent.), and there are ruins of the Cathedral of St. Hallvard, the first cathedral of Oslo.
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 Akershus Castle, Oslo
To the west of southern central Oslo, rising above the Oslofjord on the promontory of Akersnes, is Akershus Castle, begun by Håkon V at the end of the 13th century.
In the reign of Christian IV the medieval stronghold was converted into a Renaissance castle and the fortifications were extended.
Unauthorized duplication in part or whole without prior written consent prohibited by law.
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 Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) - Oslo - Reviews of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus ...
Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) - Oslo - Reviews of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) - TripAdvisor
Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning)
"Akershus Slott og Festning (Akershus Castle and Fortress)" Frommer's
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 Cruise Critic Message Boards - Looking for information on Oslo Norway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The dock is actually on the western side of that peninsula, to the northwest of that label.
On our July, 2004 cruise the Celebrity Constellation docked right next to the Fortress, in fact so close that you could have thrown stones at the Fortress and hit the Fortress wall and I can't throw very far.
I have a couple of photos of the Oslo Harbor and the City Hall taken from the eastern side of the harbor, and from the western side of the Akershus castle.
messages.cruisecritic.com /printthread.php?t=92495   (2394 words)

 European Cities - Oslo by Charles L. Mitchell
 The Oslo City Hall is on the left and Akershus Fortress on the right.
 The entrance to Akershus Fortress can be found by walking through the park surrounding the castle.
A guided tour conducted several times a day explains the history of Akershus.
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 Akershus Castle & Fortress/Viking Ship Musuem (OSLO) - Cruise Critic Message Boards
What to see and how much time it took to see it.
When we were there a week ago, the fortress was right alongside the cruise ship dock.
The Viking Ship museum is a few miles away - we spent probably around 45 minutes there and felt that that was enough to get a good overview.
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 The Norwegian Coastal Voyages - Oslo City Stay.
Many feel that a holiday in Norway is not complete without a visit to its capital city, and we are pleased to offer you the option to choose Oslo for your city stay after the Coastal Voyage.
The "Viking Capital" is located on the beautiful Oslofjord, overlooked by the medieval Akershus fortress.
The site of Norway's first University and its main centre for imports it has grown into a modern city and, despite being one of Europe's larger cities in terms of surface area, the centre can easily be covered on foot.
www.norwegiancoastalcruises.com /hotels/oslo-2005.htm   (746 words)

 Veidekke to Build Administration Building at Akershus Fortress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Forsvarsbygg (Norwegian Defence Estates Agency) has placed the order for construction of the new administration building at Akershus Fortress with Veidekke Entreprenør AS.
Veidekke is going to erect a new office building of 9,600 square metres in the 'workshop area' at the northeastern part of the outer fortress area.
In addition, three existing buildings are to be renovated and linked with the new building.
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 Fodor's Travel Guides | Forums Messages
It will also be good for the Fortress (the Resistance Museum), I think.
Akershus, especially the Resistance Museum, would take hours to fully tour but can be done in an hour and the view alone is worthwhile.
We were there as a cruise port stop on a Monday, and most of the museums in the Akershus Complex were closed.
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