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The main fort was built between 1849 and 1856 and remained an active military base until 1993. The officer’s school at Oscarsborg was finally closed in 2002, when the fortress was decommissioned. It’s now one of 14 such historical fortresses maintained by the state as The National Fortifications Heritage (“Nasjonale festningsverk”).

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