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Alvsborgs Nya Fastning

Nya Alvsborg, Gothenburg 413 01, Sweden
+46 10 478 70 00
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Funny and interesting but it was only in Swedish

I'm local and I was there 4-5 times as host for different guests I had so far. This time I had a... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Gothenburg, Sweden
A fabulous fortress with a easy-to understand Period Play {in Swedish]!

We arrived at Alvsborg Fortress via a 25 minute ferry ride which we caught at Lilla Bommen. On... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Despina F
Melbourne, Australia
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  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“old fortress” (4 reviews)
“boat ride” (5 reviews)
“guided tour” (6 reviews)
Nya Alvsborg, Gothenburg 413 01, Sweden
+46 10 478 70 00

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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

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

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

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

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

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

1  Thank King L
Reviewed 10 November 2016

it should be more than 3 stars but because they have it open for one month and change per year and it took me a.5 years to be able to get to visit it it is only 3 stars. It is a great trip with...More

Thank thor2705
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a must for anyone visiting Gothenburg. I guided tour goes from Lille Bommen in summer. They even have medieval actors, and great for a BBQ.

1  Thank AntonFiskviken
Reviewed 19 September 2016

A nice day trip from Gothenburg nice boat ride to a stunning fortress, tours are very animated with people wearing period costumes welcoming visitors at the dock.

Thank Jimmydtraveler
Reviewed 30 August 2016

You get the boat from the heart of the city and it takes you down the river and out to the castle. A very relaxing journey and you get to see Gothenburg from the water. When you arrived at the castle, you are herded all...More

2  Thank TTheworld
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