In 1624, the castle was rebuilt. After reconstruction, it was more like a luxury castle with large rooms and dark cellars where the prisoners. In 1989, the area in front of the equipped fortress, Pope John Paul II celebrated a solemn mass.
Today, the fortress houses the Ministry of Defence, the Norwegian Armed Forces Headquarters, National Museum and the Museum of the Navy defense. During public holidays are held receptions.
To get to the Akershus fortress can be on the city bus number 12 # 1, 13 # 1, 13, 19 # 1. Should go to the stop Wessels plass.