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The Fortified Town

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Nice place for a walk

If you happen to be nearby, this is a pretty nice place. Nothing spectacular though. Think that... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2015
Dan N
Step back in time!

What an incredible place to see, walking around the old but still lived in streets of an old... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2015
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Northern Europe's best preserved Fortified town, is thriving with history, shops, galleries and café's.
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Torvgaten 59a | Gamle Fredrikstad, Fredrikstad 1632, Norway
+47 69 30 46 00
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All reviews fortified town free ferry the river old city nice walk train station cafes and restaurants ferry trip star shaped living city northern europe summer sun main part cobblestone streets miniature railway free of charge saturday
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

If you happen to be nearby, this is a pretty nice place. Nothing spectacular though. Think that they have guided tours but I did not use one.

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 22 March 2015

What an incredible place to see, walking around the old but still lived in streets of an old fortified city. Very cool. Most of the museums were closed when I visited but still neat to see the place nonetheless.

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

This is the old fortified town of Fredrikstad, with old arcitekture and stone coverd streets. It lies next to Glomma which is the longest river in Norway. There are some nice coffee places and restaurantes. If you are here espessialy in the summer it's nice...More

1  Thank Henrik S
Reviewed 30 November 2014

"Gamlebyen" in Fredrikstad is a neat place to visit if you're into history, but as my other reviews state, it's not a place to plan your trip on. (Nothing in Norway really is, unless you're fjord hunting.) Cobblestones line the street, old buildings house little...More

Date of experience: February 2014
2  Thank Kjell M
Reviewed 9 October 2014

This old town is one of the places to visit if you are in Fredrikstad. It is just beautiful! Remember that it is expensive to eat out in Norway.

Date of experience: September 2014
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Response from WirksWanderer | Reviewed this property |
The "old town" is a wonderful unspoilt walled community. There aren't many specific "attractions" It's just fabulous, quiet and unspoilt. Aim to wander around, sit at cafes and restaurants and take it in. There a few cafes... More
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Response from H2O40 | Reviewed this property |
There is regular train during The day from Oslo Centralstation. It takes about 1 hour. Be aware that some days they work on The Track so then you take The buss instead. Have a look at NSB webpages . All the best and enjoy... More
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Response from TravelinRobT | Reviewed this property |
The ferry has several terminals in different locations. There is one ferry that goes every five minutes and another that goes to more places every half an hour. At least that was how it was when I went in March.