Postcard from Oslo, Norway, Akershus Castle

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Akershus Castle:  Construction of the castle was finished around 1300, it functioned as the official Norwegian royal residence for several decades. In 1592 this medieval castle and royal residence developed into a fortress.

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Following the great fire of 1624, the castle was modernized and remodeled, with the new appearance being that of a renaissance castle. The castle primarily functioned as a palace until the turn of the 19th century.

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After the German occupation from 1940 to 1945 was over, much was destroyed and had to be built from scratch in our country. In a stripped and worn Akershus Castle – with loans of equipment from many museums and galleries – the castle was for the first time in more than a hundred years used as the center of the national celebration of King Haakon VII’s 75th birthday on the  3rd of August 1947.

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Akershus Castle today contains banquet halls, the Royal Mausoleum, and the government’s reception rooms, and its small, historic church is the home of the royal sarcophagi

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