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The Fortress and Cathedral Rosenkrantz in Bergen are so widely known that they are among the most recognisable symbols of the city today.
Visit Rundtaarn (Round Tower), the oldest astronomical observatory in Copenhagen, with the best views of the old city at the top. It was the highest building in the city during the 17th century and is mentioned in Andersen’s tales.
You have to be at Amalienborg Castle exactly at noon if you want to see the fabulous changing of the royal guard. The Castle is a residence of the Danish Royal Family and, if you are lucky and the Queen is in Copenhagen at the same time as you, the changing of the guard will be accompanied by an orchestra.
Rosenborg Castle & Gardens
This castle, built in the Dutch Renaissance style in the early 17th century, is the only one in Denmark that has never been burnt and rebuilt. The Rosenborg Castle Garden is the country’s oldest royal garden and the most popular place to rest for young inhabitants of the city.
Fredriksten Fortress in Halden
Fredriksten Fortress is a famous place because the Swedish king Charles XII was shot dead here while he was trying to take over the city of Halden. As soon as you upload a picture of the landscape of the fjord and islands taken from the ancient walls of the fortress, you’ll be guaranteed to receive a lot of “likes”.
Akershus Fortress is a symbol of the city and the oldest military building in Norway. You will enjoy the wonderful view of the city and the fjord. Be careful – there’s no fence on the walls.
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Stavanger Cathedral is situated right in the middle of the city. While being the oldest cathedral in Norway, it is a beautiful example of the medieval Romanesque/Gothic style. The interior is stunning and leaves you with a serene sense of worship. If you are lucky, you can listen to a live performance. Photos allowed.
Stavanger Cathedral is included in our Stavanger Essential Walking tour (link opens in a new window).
Almost fully restored, Nidaros Cathedral dominates the skyline of Trondheim. You will see the impressive interior where the nave soars upwards with elaborately carved stonework. Nidaros Cathedral was first built in the early 11th century. It was an important place of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages.