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Address: Kungsholmen, Karlskrona, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 455 30 34 90
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Old Naval history

We really enjoyed our 4 hour tour on this fortress. It is good to know that to get there you need to take a water boat/taxi, which can take an hour. The tour itself on the island... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 July 2015
Markku R
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London
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We were looking forward to this trip but actually found it quite dull. The boat ride out is scenic, but the recorded commentary only speaks in the Swedish language. Then we discovered that the main tour guide also only spoke in the Swedish language, and non-Swedish visitors were 'entertained' by two people who seemed to be very new to the... More 

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105 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

We really enjoyed our 4 hour tour on this fortress. It is good to know that to get there you need to take a water boat/taxi, which can take an hour. The tour itself on the island takes 2 hours. What we saw was a small part of the area, but as it is a military area it is understandable.... More 

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1 Thank Markku R
Karlskrona, Sweden
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

A great site to learn about Karlskronas history, military defense history and the strategic value of Karlskrona. Kungsholmen has been around since around 1680 and has had military personnel ever since. It has a garden with trees brought back from around the world. And it is one of the reasons why Karlskrona has never been attacked.

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Helsinki, Finland
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

A must see if you like architecture. This Island war that has never been to war is really is really worth a detour. Make sure you have a guide so the place comes to life. The pictures I took here really turned out well and I wish I could run this place as a hotel

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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014

Dont know if we were just lucky with the enthusiastic tour guide and the weather but so much more to see and learn about than one should think. Nature, history, culture. It has it all.

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2 Thank Asaneboo
Lund, Sweden
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

A unique experience with an interesting historical environment. Just the boat trip (which should be done when it's nice weather) is worth the whole trip, as you can see Karlskrona from the sea.

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1 Thank Stina H
Lisbon, Portugal
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31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Interesting to know about the military inspiration of the city. A very nicely preserved fort, inserted on an island. You can go on a guided tour by boat, where you can see city surroundings from an interesting perspective and know more about the city and its history.

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2 Thank ghost1975Portugal
Göteborg
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383 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

If you are short on time in Karlskrona, don't miss the fortress. You will have the chance to have a good view of Karlskrona from the water, and appreciate it is still a naval base, a glimpse of the archipelago and treated to some Swedish history. Tours must be booked via the toursist office, ID shown, and are guided. Tip:... More 

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4 Thank BillGWB
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2012

Take one of the ugly yellow free ferrys here, a walk to the fortress on the idyllic island of Saltö and take a cider and a snack at the restaurant. Its a day, and a good one at that. but only if the weather is okey, otherwise get yourself a swedish date and get drunk at one of the bars... More 

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Karlskrona, Sweden
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

Very interesting history and a beatiful garden with lots of foreign plants and trees and a very strange harbour shaped as a horseshoe

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Thank Ann N

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