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Nya Alvsborg, Gothenburg 413 01, Sweden
+46 10 478 70 00
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

You really get to understand history when taking a pleasant 1 hr boat trip with Svenska Västkustlinjen from downtown Göteborg, to this impressive fortress. Built in the 17:th century, to protect us Swedes from the Danes, it sits in the outer harbor entrance, on it’s...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Älvsborgs Nya Fästning (the New fortres) is both beautiful, interesting and can offer good food in a pretty restaurang. Also make sure you sign up for the guided tour. It is really interesting. The boat trip takes abt. 30 min and give you the opportunity...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This is a must, especially( or only in the summer). Feel history and visit the old prison cells. The boat trip is fab!

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Gabri S
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

The boat trip out to the island is a great activity on it's own. The fortress is a open air and great for kids and adults. There are some facilities there, but also great if you want to pack your own picnic. The views of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Nomeian
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I'm local and I was there 4-5 times as host for different guests I had so far. This time I had a guest from Canada and the tour itself was funny and interesting but it was only in Swedish which made whole tour very, very...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Dragana_71
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We arrived at Alvsborg Fortress via a 25 minute ferry ride which we caught at Lilla Bommen. On arrival we were greeted by a male actor "The Commander" in period clothing and although he spoke mostly in Swedish we had a written transcript of the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Despina F
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We enjoyed our afternoon here. The first 25 minutes is an interactive play by two outstanding actors. They played their period style roles well but it was all in Swedish so we didnt understand any of it. We did read an english transcript though. When...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The fortress is reached by a pleasant trip along the river in a traditional excursion boat. There is a taped commentary in Swedish and English but it's not always easy to hear due to background noise. On arrival you are greeted by an actor in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank KEJ1964
Reviewed 11 July 2017

From Lilla Bommen it is about a good half an hour boat ride to the island, passing the Stena Ferry piers, the old harbour - that turned residential are with probably not so low rents - and torwards the active container and oil&gas port. An...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Torsten_Kr
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This old fortress is worth your visit if you happened to be in town during summer. The dramatic presentation/telling of the tales about the fortress can be quite funny, and the fortress is worth half a day of visit. However, it is pretty much just...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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