These pages are relevant if you are planning to visit Drøbak, Oscarsborg fortress or the Frogn region. I take a special interest in the local history of our district and pass on my knowledge through guided tours in english and norwegian. To get in touch with me, please use my e-mail address or the phonenumber below.
May I recommend that you start our common stroll by looking at the pictures under "Drøbak by og omegn". Drøbak is a small, idyllic town, situated about 35 kilometres from Oslo, by the coast. The old wooden houses are beautiful and offer interesting stories, as many of them have been the homes of world-famous artists, for instance the painters Christian Krohg, Edvard Diriks, Wilhelm Peters, the writer Knut Hamsun, and others.
Drøbak was founded by Niels Carlsen, who has left traces which are easy and interesting to follow. Another dynasty that has had a great impact on the development of Drøbak as an interesting tradepartner internationally, is the Parr-family.
You can see Oscarsborg Fortress from Drøbak, and go there by boat within five minutes. Under the leadership of Colonel Birger Eriksen, the men stationed here on April the 9th, 1940, sank the heavy german cruiser Blücher. The occupation of Oslo was then delayed, thus the royal family and the government managed to escape safely, and the country's stock of gold could be moved from the Bank of Norway to Lillehammer during a secret operation. Blücher is still laying in the deep, only three kilometres from the fortress.
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Please feel free to contact me if you want to know more about Drøbak or Oscarsborg, to set a date for a guided tour or if you have questions about our region before your trip to Norway.