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22 Jul 2018
4 Feb 2017
“Historic place with treasure hunt for children”
The big adventure at the Fortress of Karlsborg Exciting effects, cannons, gun shots, smoke and enemy attacks... A guided tour to remember! The Adventure Tour at Karlsborg Fortress Exciting effects, cannon bursts, gunshots, smoke and enemy attacks...more
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Befalsgatan 7, Karlsborg 546 30, Sweden
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

This old fortress was a major part of Swedish defense system and now its history. Too bad it took too long to construct. It came out to be old fashioned the same day it was ready a few 100 years ago. Lucky Sweden Russia never...More

Thank JohanStahl
Frida M, Informationsansvarig at Karlsborgs Fastning, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Hi Johan! Thank you for your review. Hope you´ll come back soon. Have a nice day! Best regards, Frida

Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Karlsborg fortress is a historic landmark for Sweden. The place where built to hide away the national treasure in case of war. They have created two really nice treasure hunts for the children. The first one is based on a map and you get...More

Thank MarieJK
Reviewed 26 June 2016

They have a combi-ticket for the guided tour and the museum = this is 160 SEK. You have to join the guided tour!! It's very interesting and at some part of the tour you're under attack and have to go thru the fortress to look...More

1  Thank Bob x
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Enormous fortress that had no use except burning tax payers' money, due to technical progress overtaking slow construction of the limestone building. About 400 soldiers are still on duty in the fortress. Several parts of the fortifications are used for the museum (open 10 am)...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Built after the Napoleon war it served as a shelter for king, government, and gold. Today you can walk nearly everywhere in the fortified town. Museum, church, cafes, and a fine setting.

Thank KAa-travel
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Tha castle is not very old and built as a fortress to harbor the royal Swedish family and government in case of war. As an attraction they simulate a war situation during the excursion in the fortress. (Just remember that SWEDEN has NOT experienced war...More

1  Thank Jan K
Reviewed 24 June 2015

I can very much recommend a drive around the fort and a visit to the museum. The restaurant and cafe in the middle are great for a cheap meal and a coffee. There is a military outfitters next to the cafe which has hardcore outdoor...More

1  Thank ThomasDahl
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Although outdated when finished in the beginning of previous century, now open for public a miniature city where supposedly the government should move in case of Russian invasion. Also includes a spy museum from the cold war. Parts of the fortress is still in use...More

Thank Magnus O
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

This is an extraordinary place with a special story. A threatened Sweden built this for 90 years - a in real life equivalent of the Hornburg in Helm's Deep of JRR Tolkien. Behind enourmous walls a small capital in reserve was build. Luckily it was...More

Thank Rudbeckius
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