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Karlsborg Fortress

Swedish: Karlsborgs fästning

Visit to the tourist attraction of Sweden - Karlsborg Fortress: is one largest building and one of best preserved of fortresses of Northern Europe, which was planned to storage and protection of the Royal House, Government, the Riksdag and gold reserve of Sweden, in the event of an attack against Sweden.

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When Sweden lost Finland in 1809, after the Finnish War, the Baltic Sea coast became more vulnerable than before. To realize the Central Defense Idea, adopted by the Swedish military, in 1819 began construction on the Karlsborg Fortress. The fortress was to house a garrison of 6,000 militaries and an additional 8,000 to 10,000 people.

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Admission fees

  • Adults: 60 SEK
  • Childrens 7-15 years: 30 SEK
  • Family (2 adults and 1-4 children): 150 SEK

Group Guided Tours

Group of maximum 20 visitors: 1100 SEK per one group.

Group of 21 or more visitors: 1100 SEK per one group, plus admission fees 55 SEK per each visitor.

Address & Geo coordinates

  • Visit to Karlsborg Fortress
  • Fortifikationsgatan
  • SE-546 30
  • Karlsborg
  • Västra Götaland County
  • Sweden

Latitude: 58.531788

Longitude: 14.530650

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