Akershus Fortress in Oslo

Akershus Fortress (Akershus Festning in Norwegian language) is a medieval castle that was built around the late 1290s by King Haakon V to protect Oslo. In that time, it became clear that the city’s existing defences weren’t effective and therefore a stronger defensive centre was needed. Akershus Fortress has never successfully been besieged by a foreign enemy. However it … Continue reading Akershus Fortress in Oslo