Some Disney buffs might think of the Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot when they hear the word "Akershus," but Akershus Fortress is a 700-year-old symbol of Norwegian history. It forms the most distinctive cityscape along Oslo's seafront. The core of what is now the city center of Oslo was established outside the walls of Akershus Fortress in 1624.
The inner and outer fortresses comprise Akershus Fortress. In the inner fortress, check out Akershus Castle. The outer fortress features fortifications and buildings from the 18th century that today house government offices and the Norwegian Armed Forces Museum. The visitor center offers two tours, and the Akershus Fortress features many outdoor concerts and theatrical performances during the summer.
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