Dating from 1299, this medieval castle and royal residence developed into a fortress in 1592, after which it was rebuilt into a renaissance castle 1637-1648.
Akershus Castle includes several magnificent halls, the Akershus Castle church, the Royal Mausoleum, models of the castle, the government's reception rooms and banquet halls.
The small, historic church at Akershus Castle is the home of the royal sarcophagi. The church is only open in connection with services, concerts and other events.
Norwegian name: Akershus slott