Kongsten Fort

Kongsten Fort was built to protect Gamlebyen from the Swedes, it is still intact and quite beautiful, and you will find it within walking distance from Tøihuset. The Fortress was planned by General Jean Caspar Cicignon, and was finished in 1685. Kongsten went through battles with the Swedes in 1716 and in 1814, and is a very good example of an italian style bastion fort.


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