Fredrikstad straddles the river Glomma where it meets the Skagerrak on the southern coast of Norway. The city centre is on the west bank of the Glomma, while the old town on the east bank is Northern Europe's best preserved fortified town. Explore the well-kept fortress and Old Town. You can also visit the birthplace of the famous polar explorer Roald Amundsen and the Football Museum.
After Sarpsborg was burned to the ground by the Swedes during the Northern Seven Years' War, the ruling king, Frederick II of Denmark, decided by royal decree to rebuild the city 15 km (9 miles) south of the original location. The temporary fortification built during the Hannibal War (1644-1645) between Sweden and Denmark-Norway, became permanent in the 1660s.
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