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Fredriksten Fortress in Halden, Norway Photo: www.fotobanken.com

Attractions in Halden

Fredriksten Fortress in Halden is one of Norway's most visited tourist attractions. You can also experience Northern Europe's highest locks at Brekke.

Fredriksten Fortress

The fortress is Halden's most important tourist attraction, and one of Norway's most visited.

There are a number of monuments at Fredriksten, including one that indicates where the Swedish King Karl XII was shot during the siege of 1718.

Fredriksten is an imposing structure with a total wall surface of 20,000 square metres. Exploring its ramparts and bastions, storehouses, powder houses and deep, mysterious passageways is an unforgettable experience.

The fortress, which has been preserved as if it were a park, is a picturesque and idyllic spot. There are many different, exciting things to do at Fredriksten: Ghost hunting, guided tours, museum visits and a lot more.

Rød Manor

Rød Manor is a very special and unique experience, both outside and inside, a home, where time seems to have stopped at least 50 years ago.

Children and adults alike will find Rød Manor exciting, with its real lion carpet, works by well known artists such as the Norwegian painter Hans Gude, royal bedrooms and much more.

Svinesund

At Svinesund, the border crossing between Norway and Sweden, you will find two magnificent bridges above the Iddefjord. The bridges are a vital link between Norway and Sweden. The newest bridge, which opened in 2005, has an elegant span and a beautiful profile stretching 67 metres above the fjord, making it Northern Europe's highest bridge.

The Halden Canal

The Halden Canal, which is a part of the Halden Watercourse, is one of Norway's finest technical and historical monuments.

By means of the Halden Canal it is possible to travel the 75-kilometre long stretch between Tistedal and the village of Skulerud by boat.

Experience Brekke Locks (at the southern end of the watercourse) - Northern Europe's highest canal lock system. Brekke has four canal lock chambers and a height difference of 26.6 metres.

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Last updated:  2013-02-14
Svinesund, the border between Norway and Sweden - Photo: Runar Drønen
Svinesund, the border between Norway and Sweden
Brekke Locks in Halden, Northern Europe's highest lock system - Photo: www.fotobaken.com
Brekke Locks in Halden, Northern Europe's highest lock system

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Fredriksten Fortress in Halden, Norway - Photo: www.fotobanken.com

Attractions in Halden

Fredriksten Fortress in Halden is one of Norway's most visited tourist attractions. You can also experience Northern Europe's highest locks at Brekke.

Attractions in Halden

Source: Visitnorway

About Halden

Halden

Halden is an idyllic little town nestled down by the fjord, just on the border to Sweden. Above the town looms the mighty Fredriksten Fortress.

Tourist information in Halden

The tourist information offices can help you with accommodation, and provide you with information about events, attractions and activities.

Key facts about Halden

There are around 30,000 inhabitants in Halden. During the summer months almost 300,000 people visit Fredriksten Fortress.

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