Karljohansvern

Horten, Norway

Karjohansvern was the main base for the Royal Norwegian Navy from 1819 to 1963. It was the site of the Navy Main Yard, Navy Air Plane Factory, Navy Museum, Navy Schools and the forts Norske Løve andCitadellet.

Naval District East (ØSD) based there was disbanded in 2002. The Museum, the Royal Norwegian Navy Band, a department of theNorwegian Defence Research Establishment and some of the Navy's school administration is still present. As of 2006 the entire base including 73 buildings has been given protected heritage status by the Directorate for Cultural Heritage in Norway. Karljohansvern is open to the public. Only Vealøs is still owned by the Department of Defence.

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Nedre vei 30, Horten, Norway
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Founded: 1819
Category: Castles and fortifications in Norway

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Rebecca Johansen (16 months ago)
Beautiful place to walk, relax, bathe and take coffee
Aproniana Celades Saether (17 months ago)
Nice to visit
Linda Pirktina (19 months ago)
Very nice place and polite staff
Nicolae Alin Boian (2 years ago)
Very nice park around the Norwegian marine museum
Namaari (2 years ago)
Beautiful, historic place, where you can take a walk or ride a bike through the streets or the woods and then enjoy a visit to the shops of local artists and cooks.
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