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Fredrikstad Fortress and the Old Town are part of a vibrant urban community with shops, houses, business and industry, and a thriving cultural scene.

Guided tours
Organised guided tours are available; groups should pre-book.

Fredrikstad Museum
Located in Tøihuset. Visitors can learn about the history of the town throughout the ages.

Artists' centre
In the artists' centre 'Bastion 5', several buildings are used as workshops and studios by artists and craft makers.

Restaurants and accommodation
The Old Town in Fredrikstad has many cafés/restaurants and accommodation in several categories and standards.

Salutes are fired on the birthdays of the King and Queen, and the Crown Prince and Crown Princess, on VE Day, Constitution Day and Union Dissolution Day at 12.00 (13.00 on Sundays).

Dates of ordinary salutes:

  • 21 February - the King's birthday
  • 8 May – VE Day,
  • 17 May – Constitution Day
  • 7 June – Union Dissolution Day
  • 4 July - the Queen's birthday
  • 20 July - the Crown Prince's birthday, 19 August - the Crown Princess's birthday.

The fortress trail
Walk at your own pace and learn about the nature, unique architecture and history of the fortress through the centuries. The map of the trail provides information about historical events and famous people, and what everyday life was like within the fortress's thick walls. The map also contains information about the design of the fortress, and explanations of what, to most of us, are unfamiliar words and expressions used about buildings, weapons and other things that were part of fortress life.

Tips for things you can do yourself
Large areas of the fortress consist of open parkland that you can use for recreation purposes. Visitors can enjoy a picnic, play ball games or just go for a walk in these areas. As long as you show due consideration for the historical surroundings, the only limit is your imagination.


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Opening hours

The fortress area is open every day, day and night.

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