"Marstrand" Västra Götalands län Things to Do Tip by sim1
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Split over two islands the little town of Marstrand is a place that seems to attract the crowds and especially the ones that love sailing. But there is much more to Marstrand then only its harbour and of course amazing amount of sailing boats. The most attractive part of the divided town of Marstrand is without a doubt the part that is on the island of Marstrandsön. And the only way to reach this is by boat or ferry. The ferry only takes a few minutes though: by the time you get on the ferry, you might as well start walking off again, because you are already arrived at Marstrandsön ;-)
The boulevard is relatively busy, and this is where you can find most restaurants and shops. But to discover the beauty (in my opinion) of Marstrand, you have to take the effort and walk a bit. And the walk would be mainly uphill! On almost the highest point of the island you can visit the historical fortress called "Carlstens fästning". The tour of the fortress is very enjoyable and the views from the top of the tower over the island and surroundings are fantastic. And when you see this view, you will hopefully be inspired to walk a bit more around on the island as well. The western part of the island is the quiet part, as not that many people challenge themselves to discover this part of Marstrandön. You won't be disappointed though! The nature of the island is lovely, the views over the sea are wonderful and there is a nice hiking trail around the island to make for a lovely leisurely walk.
You can read more about this little island and village on my Marstrand page
Directions: Marstrand is situated 45 km northeast to Gothenburg.
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