Akershus Fortress- Represents the History of Norway and Royal Kings|Oslo Travel (2020)
The Akershus fortress construction started after the year 1290. The fortress was constructed by King Kin Haakon V. The Castle was constructed to protect the soldiers, defend the city and people who were living in the town. The castle survived until the 16th century all the attempts to destroy the building.
During the 14th to 16th century, the castle was besieged a few times by Swedish and Danish warriors and released with little structural damage. The Akershus fortress & castle was restored following the great fire in 1624. The tower was used as a residence of the Royal family until the 19th century. The Oslo city name was changed to city Christiania after the restoration of the castle in 1624. The location of the castle near the sea was important to maintain dominance over the surrounding water of the city Oslo. The Akershus fortress & castle was used as a residence by King Kin Haakon V during the 13th and 14th centuries. The section of the castle was used as a prison during the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
The Akershus fortress & castle is open for the public from early morning until evening. The visitors must check the timing before a visit to see the palace. The section of the castle is also used as a section of military headquarter. The museum inside the Akershus fortress & castle has several items that represent the history of Norway and Royal Kings and is place to visit when in Oslo.