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Photowalks in Norway

Oslo. Akershus fortress. Maiden Tower (Jomfrutårnet) - Bastion Raumarike

Maiden tower (Jomfrutårnet map) was built in 1299-1304 years, served as the main gate to the fortress. In the 50s years of the 18th century the upper part of the tower was destroyed. In 1932-1958, the tower was restored in the form in which it had 1560.

Oslo. Akershus fortress, Akershus Festning, Akershus slott

Now inside the citadel can be reached by climbing the path that runs along the West side of the castle. The entrance to the fortress protected by a small fortification with loopholes, built in 1770. Beyond the arch the path becomes steeper, there in the middle, cobblestones laid by the ledge, the ice sliding around the hooves of the horses.

Oslo. Akershus fortress, Akershus Festning, Akershus slott

At first arch is Bastion Raumarike, built in 1611-1613, paved with granite slabs 1640-1641. The battery of artillery, guarded the entrance to the Bay of Pipervika.

Oslo. Akershus fortress, Akershus Festning, Akershus slott Oslo. Akershus fortress, Akershus Festning, Akershus slott, panorama Oslo. Akershus fortress, Akershus Festning, Akershus slott

the Tops of the walls protected from moisture black glazed tiles.

Oslo. Akershus fortress, Akershus Festning, Akershus slott

Next gate Knutstårnet, are on the territory of the server-side rings of fortifications. Around 1300 there was built flanking the tower, called Kannik. At one time the tower was used as a prison, then there was the powder magazine. The name "Knut", the tower received on behalf of the knight Knut Alison, after the defeat of the rebellion of the Norwegian nobility in 1502 prisoner in the tower and spent 12 years in it. Now from the tower were only part of the walls.

Oslo. Akershus fortress, Akershus Festning, Akershus slott

the Guardroom is a building in Baroque style built in 1754 as a guard house.

Oslo. Akershus fortress, Akershus Festning, Akershus slott

Panorama of the Pipervika bay. Oslo. Panorama of the Pipervika bay from Akershus fortress