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Address: Nya Alvsborg, Gothenburg 411 10, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 (0)10 478 70 00
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Family Fun Break from the City Views

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York

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Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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 

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 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 

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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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6 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.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 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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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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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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