"Karlskrona - my home" Top 5 Page for this destination Karlskrona by nickenyfiken

Karlskrona Travel Guide: 63 reviews and 164 photos

Karlskrona is a beautiful little city, I think, of about 60 000 inhabitants, situated on a couple of islands in the inner part of an archipelago in the Baltic sea, in the south east of Sweden.

Some History...

The city was founded in 1680 by the Swedish king Karl XI, when the area had newly become Swedish instead of Danish, through the threaty of Roskilde. The king wanted a new base for the navy, and decided that the city should be situated here, because of strategical reasons. The place was centrally located in the Swedish empire, which by that time except the nowaday Sweden also included Finland and areas in the nowaday Baltic states and northern Germany. Another of its pro's was that the sea usually do not freeze as much in the winter here as in Stockholm, where the Navy formerly used to be located. For a short time the city was the third biggest in Sweden, but nowadays it is small and cute :) A few years ago central parts and parts of the city that have connections to the naval history of the city got a place on the United Nations world's heritage list.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:It's beautiful, the sea, nature
  • Cons:Too windy, and the winters are so dark and boring :(
  • Last visit to Karlskrona: Dec 2005
  • Intro Updated Jun 2, 2006
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  • sprdak11's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2006 at 5:12 AM

    Interesting page about your hometown. Best wishes.

  • DPando's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2005 at 2:49 PM

    so beautiful page next year ill try to go there

  • umashanker's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2005 at 12:27 AM

    Your home twon is beautifull.

  • Polska's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2005 at 8:21 AM

    Hejsan Pia ;) very informative page, well, with a friend we are planning a trip till Sverige ;) and will probably take a ferry Gdynia-KArlskrona ;) hugs from PL!

  • everdawn57's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2004 at 5:10 AM

    great pages...we want more!!!! greeting from athens!

  • gregoryr1m's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2004 at 10:57 AM

    Happy birthday, Pia. Great page of Karlskrona.

  • thelittlevoice's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2003 at 4:49 AM

    really nice page u have here! keep it up. i'd love to go there soon.

  • jay_krejic's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2003 at 2:47 PM

    Hejsan Pia, jag var på Östersjöfestivalen och det var jätteroligt. Now I am waiting for the marine festival in Karlskrona on August. :)

  • MrBill's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2003 at 6:57 AM

    Thanks for your comments on out of the way places. It really picques my curiosity. I love small fishing villages and ports. Have a great weekend. Bill - Munich

  • Jun 5, 2003 at 5:07 AM

    Excellant pages...really beautiful phtographs..wealth of highly useful information and nice tips..Good informative page..Classic narration..simply a good work

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