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Fredrikssten Fortress in Halden, ?stfold, near the Swedish border withstood Swedish attacks three times. Charles XII king of Sweden fell before its walls in 1718. The king was shot in the head with a silver bullet because they believed that he could not be killed with a regular bullet. It has been argued that the shot came from the Swedish ranks. The town, which developed around the fort was chartered in 1665 and was known as Frederikshald or Fredrikshald until 1928.


  • Last visit to Halden: Aug 1988
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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