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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Adam Rajewski (Grom45) (8 months ago)
Only minus is that it should be bigger.
johs seeberg (12 months ago)
Fantastic place with a lot of Norwegian history.
Norse Wolf (2 years ago)
The maritime museum is well worth a visit. You can even learn about our traditional enemies, the Brits, and all the damage they have done us.
Rune Johansen (2 years ago)
Great place, lots of naval and technical history in the architecture and location.
Kenneth Rustad (2 years ago)
Nice place to relax and to refresh some history lessons.
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