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Address: Nya Alvsborg, Gothenburg 411 10, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 (0)10 478 70 00
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Fortress towards the danes

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2014
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Gothenburg, Sweden

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English first
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66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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South Lyon, Michigan
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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44 reviews
17 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 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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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.

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telford
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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 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 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 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Oskarshamn, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Really enjoyed the dramatised tour - the male actor was splendid and should do bigger scens! Maybe some activities like bows and Arrows, throw axe or something simular could keep up the interest for the younger Children that aren't that interested in spoken historytelling

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I would not recommend this to people who are in Gothenburg for a limited time. Although the island is enjoyable with a nice view if you turn the right way the fortress itself is not extremely impressive. Also, if you turn around the other way the view is not so nice with the heavy harbour. There is a café which... More 

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Lerum, Sweden
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109 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Great trip for some hours. Its small so your done quick. It have a small cafe so you can get a drink and some food. There is a funny tour and in some hours its in English. When in gothenburg go visit this as its a great part of it history.

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Address: Nya Alvsborg, Gothenburg 411 10, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 (0)10 478 70 00
Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  West Coast  >  Vastra Gotaland County  >  Gothenburg

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