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Gjellebekk Redoubt and Marble Obelisk


The Gjellebekk entrenchment was a major defence bulwark during the great Swedish-Norwegian War in 1716. On the 23rd of March the Swedes attacked, but the entrenchment passed the test and King Karl XII was forced to return to Sweden defeated. Today the entrenchment is quite visible in the open terrain. There is an old marble quarry in the vicinity with an obelisk of 8 m height. There is a culture and nature path nearby. The Nature Reserve Gjellebekkmyrene with its rich flora and fauna is located in the area.