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Tangen Fort

Type:Nature trails

3970, Langesund

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About

Langesundtangen recreational area is an abandoned fort which is now a protected recreation area.

Because of the strategic position of the pliers Langesund cordoned off the Germans in 1941 the area and created "Hærkystbatteri".
The area was long military and the place has many memorials after this time.

Scattered around the area are trenches and re-brick entrances to hidden rooms and halls that were blasted into the mountain.
But still today, one can see the bunkers, running times and gun positions.

In 2006, the area got status as a nature reserve. The favorable coastal climate and calcareous soils give it diversity and many rare plant .Fences are erected around many of these to preserve them.

Despite the conservation status makes many trails area available for normal traffic and from the outer part of Langesundtangen is a beautiful city views.

This is a great walking area, but the scenery here is fragile and traffic should be restricted to roads and trodden paths.

Great view from the old bunker farthest out.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Ragnar Georg S
      Porsgrunn Municipality, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Business
      The end of the world - you se nothing but the ocean
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 6th September 2017
      This is the 'must do / must see' location whenever friends visits us at our nearby summer house/ cabin. Extraordinary nice view over the ocean where nothing is seen but ocean and you litterarely see... Read full review
    • Antonio S
      Kongsberg, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Nice walk and interesting history
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 1st April 2018
      This is an opportunity to engage with nature, learn about history and get an amazing view of the ocean. Easy for all ages and definitely an hour or so well spent. Go for it. Read full review
    • MikeHok
      Stathelle, Norway
      nice place
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 26th March 2020
      i like this play because i live there you know man. if you are in langesund you should come here and walk around maan. Read full review

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    Tel: 35 90 55 20

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