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Address: Nya Alvsborg, Gothenburg 411 10, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 (0)10 478 70 00
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Nice Visit in short time

It is a nice play, located in the middle of the canal. The visit is fast, in few hours you can go around and inside the buildings. It's very peacefull, the view is amazing and if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Chiara M
Ancona, Italy

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Ancona, Italy
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It is a nice play, located in the middle of the canal. The visit is fast, in few hours you can go around and inside the buildings. It's very peacefull, the view is amazing and if you enter inside the buildings you can jump in the past and feel like a prisoner of that time.

Thank Chiara M
Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

There's a ferry ride to the fortress which made for a relaxing start to our touring day. The fort itself is what you would expect with beautiful water views but I particularly enjoyed the tour. The guides dressed in costumes from the time period and acted out skits to explain historical events and landmarks. The tour was geared towards children... More 

Thank Laura V
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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343 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

when I saw the brochure for the boat ride and tour of Alvsborg fastning we dropped everything we planned for the day and hopped on board. The 30 min ride out to the island is guided and has some very interesting tidbits of info about Gotheburg past and present. The brochure made it appear that the fortress was a living... More 

1 Thank BinMckin
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127 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I paid 180 SEK for a round trip ticket. Ticket is free with Goteborg city card. The boat ride is pleasant (about 30 minutes) and travels through the harbor. Although there were some 3-4 for waves, the ship cuts through them easily, so it was a pleasant and calm ride. There is a guided tour, but it is best suited... More 

Thank Michael P
South Lyon, Michigan
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The entertainment was lovely, however the fortress was small. Very scenic. There was only 1 small cafe to eat at.

Thank hevoight
Gothenburg, Sweden
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47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

To reach this fortress it's just a 30 min boat travel from the city. They have a small guided tour on the biat to explain the sights you are passing by. Once you step on the nya ålvsborgs fästning and move towards the fort you are welcomed by a person dressed in attire of the times which initiated the construction... More 

Thank Paddybailur
Gothenburg, Sweden
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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It was build in the early 1800:th century to be a lock in the river. It was attacked by the danes in 1717, but stood against the heavy bombardement. You can go there in summertimes with boat from Lilla Bommen.

2 Thank Masthuggsbo
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

After a 40 mins boat ride, you are greeted by a guide in costume and one other actor to tell this history of the island. Enough to see and explore for a few hours. Good to combine this with the Maratime Museum as the dock that this leave from is only a few mins walk from that museum. I ate... More 

3 Thank mikefromoz
Boston, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I can thoroughly recommend this attraction even if you are not into castles. Approx 40 minute boat ride from the harbour Alvsborgs is located in the estuary. You will be greeted by a tour guide, dressed in historical costume who will then act out the part of an invading Dane. The enthusiastic acting (in English and Swedish) adds greatly to... More 

3 Thank Nyamaropa
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

When we arrived after the boat trip there were met by "the Danish king" for a funny and interesting dramatized tour of the history. Due to the time table of the boat we did not manage to explore on our own as much as we would have liked, cause with the other things we had planned, we decided not to... More 

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