Norske Løve Fortress

Horten, Norway

Norske Løve fortress was built from 1852 to 1859 to protect Karljohansvern naval station in Horten in Norway. Its name is a reference to the Coat of Arms of Norway. The fort is still a military area, but is today only used as an administration building for the Norwegian naval officers training school.

The fort was constructed by Balzar Nicolai Garben. It has a moat which can be filled with water and was originally fitted with a circular envelope with 22 open casemates each holding a 3 ton cannon. The fort originally had a complement of 500 men. The open casemates were walled up by the Germans during World War II, but otherwise the fort is largely in its original form.

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Founded: 1852
Category: Castles and fortifications in Norway

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