Swedish: Vaxholms fästning
Visit to the tourist attraction of Sweden - Vaxholm Fortress: was buid in 1544 to defend Stockholm against shipborne attacks from the east, but most of the current structure dates from 1833–1863.
In the beginning of the 16th century, the regent Svante Nilsson, therefore created a blockhouse at Vaxholm. At Västerås Parliament in 1544, the King Gustav Vasa conducted a nationwide defense plan. This included a permanent fortification at Vaxholm, to protect the inlet to Stockholm which is suitable for passing naval ships. Under the King John III reign was rebuild blockhouse into fortress with a round stone towers. 1604 added further enhancements and 1612, the same year the fortress stopped a Danish attack to Stockholm. During the Russian Pillage on the east coast in 1719, the fortress was attacked by russian galleys, which were met by a strong bombardment of the Vaxholm fortress and naval vessels that blocked the fairway to Stockholm.
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Opening hours: - ⇒ - ⇒ - ⇒ -
- Adults: 80 SEK
- Visitors under 18 years: free
Group Guided Tours
Weekdays: 900 SEK and plus admission fees 80 SEK per each visitor.
Aften - efter 17:00: 1200 SEK and plus admission fees 80 SEK per each visitor.
Saturday, Sunday, holiday: 1500 SEK and plus admission fees 80 SEK per each visitor.
Address & Geo coordinates
- Visit to Vaxholm Fortress
- Kastellet 1
- SE-185 99
- Big Stockholm