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Festningen Castle


    Festningen Castle
 in Kongsvinger

Overview

Festningen Hotel & Resort is a quaint vacation getaway that occupies a small portion of the Kongsvinger Fortress. Originally established in the late 1600s, this impressive stronghold served as an integral part of Norway’s national defense system for hundreds of years. It sits atop a hill that overlooks the ancient Viger Royal Road, which twists and turns through the surrounding Glomma River basin. Its significance as a major commercial highway also inspired marauding armies to constantly fight over it. Many generals found that the present site of the Kongsvinger Fortress was the perfect place to control access to the road due to its commanding views of the local countryside. As such, the spot became the location of many pitched battles. From foreign invasions to localized civil wars, warriors from across Scandinavia frequently clashed around the hilltop throughout the Middle Ages. Guests at the Festningen Hotel & Resort will find a serene environment surrounded by a beautiful landscape. Located near many museums and historical landmarks, this hotel provides visitors with countless opportunities to become immersed in Norway’s culture and learn about the country’s long history, including the hotel’s own on-site museum. Walk through the historic site and see original portions of the Kongsvinger Fortress.

Age of Discovery, 1601 ~ 1700

Festningen Hotel & Resort is a quaint vacation getaway that occupies a small portion of the Kongsvinger Fortress. Originally established in the late 1600s, this impressive stronghold served as an integral part of Norway’s national defense system for hundreds of years.

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Austria 08000706176
Belgium 080081830
France 805542721
Germany 8007241217
Ireland 1800995320
Italy 800979444
Netherlands 08000200956
Norway 80054304
Spain 900814719
Switzerland 0800001798
UK 8009179622
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