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It is a hike, up a steep cobblestone lane to get to the fortress, but the hike is worth it for the views.
Dating from 1654, much of it was built by the prisoners later kept within its walls ... a feat you only appreciate...More
Fantastic fort with great view of the coastline. You can easily walk around and get a great grasp of its history without taking a guided tour. I recommend buying a booklet for 20 kr with additional information about the rooms and the prisoners. The hill...More
The old castle holds a mysterium and do take a guided walk to hear all the stories from long ago. You will not leave the castle without hearing about "Lasse Maja" the man who dressed as a woman and robbed people. He even got married...More
This is an excellent hotel and an old history monument! At the top of Marstrand!
Here you have a wonderful view over the area. Staff is so very wonderful! Some of them are very interested in history. Just ask them and you can listen to...More
Amazingly, the day we visited Carlstens Fortress, was the day re-enactors did theatrical accounts of the fortress's history and infamous residents: with tales of gun shootings, canons, hangings, suicide and infamous criminals. It was a wet, gray day, which did not cheer the fortress whatsoever....More
My wife, son, and I took a tram, train, bus, and ferry from Gothenburg to arrive at the Carlstens fortress....about an hour in total to arrive in a beautiful traditional island village where one can visit the fortress. After a short walk up the hill...More