Isegran Fortress Ruins

Fredrikstad, Norway

Isegran is the first place in Fredrikstad mentioned in history. The Earl of Borgarsyssel, Alv Erlingsson, also called MindreAlv, had a small fortress on Isegran in the late 1200s. In the 1670s, the island was fortified with a large battery platform, Isegran tower, and later a small fort was built to protect the river. Until 1685 Isegran was the royal shipyard for the danish-norwegian fleet and during the Great Northern War, the island was the naval base for Peter Wessel Tordenskiold. The historic island can be reached via the Kråkerøy bridge or with the city ferry.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Ruins in Norway

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Maryam Karkhi (2 years ago)
Beautiful place to have a walk
Hans-Jørgen Pedersen (3 years ago)
Tranquility, open space lots of local history. beautiful boats and ships to behold. most have a plaque with descriptions of the vessles. Most owners are happy to talk about their vessles, if you have questions do not hesitate to ask someone on the dockside. I have never met a displeasable person there.
Lars Elsrud (3 years ago)
Nice place.
Lukas Manuel Ahrens (3 years ago)
Nice place to have a quiet piss
Kim Bergh (4 years ago)
Historical place. Went there for a event for kids and it was good. When there isent events I guess you would go for the history if your into that.
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