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Älvsborg Fortress, Göteborg: 5 reviews and 8 photos


OK, this is not the first thing I would take a tourist to but nor is it off the beaten path since tourists are ferried here all summer by boats from near the Opera. It is also not off the beaten path since every ferry entering the harbour goes passed it so there is a chance you might have seen it if you came from Denmark or England. The fortress was used to guard Göteborg agains invaders. The original one was further inland but that was never enough so it was moved to this skerry in the harbour inlet. Today, you can wander around with or without guides and see the defenses, barracks etc. plus a great harbour view. There are also summertime theatre plays with some historic theme but mostly in Swedish.

Directions: On an island in the harbour but catch a boat from the Opera area summertime.

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  • Written Oct 6, 2002
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