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Alvsborgs Nya Fastning

Nya Alvsborg, Gothenburg 411 10, Sweden
46-(0)31-15 81 51
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Ranked #27 of 59 Attractions in Gothenburg
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: The Alvsborgs Fortress is a popular day trip destination. Stromma Skargardsbatar take you on a tour through the inner and the outer harbour and out to... more » Owner description: The Alvsborgs Fortress is a popular day trip destination. Stromma Skargardsbatar take you on a tour through the inner and the outer harbour and out to the fortress.On the island you have plenty of time to stroll around the fortress. Join one of the guided tours and take some pictures of the view. « less
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Boston
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103 reviews 103 reviews
9 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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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18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

This old fortress - from the 19th century - was biult to stop the Danish warlords before they got to Gothenburg - or as it was called at that time - Nya Lödöse.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

This old fortress - from the 19th century - was biult to stop the Danish warlords before they got to Gothenburg - or as it was called at that time - Nya Lödöse.

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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

The trip began with a thirty minute boat ride to the fortress. Information given on the boat and the dramatic presentation at the fort were not offered in English so that did not enhance my learning experience or enjoyment. I was not told this when I purchased the ticket at the office. The brochure was written in both Swedish and... More

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Johanna K, Web communicator at Alvsborgs Nya Fastning, responded to this review

Hi Rockshire! Thank you for the review! We always try to offer the guided tour in both swedish and english, and sometimes in both languages at the same tour. We´re sorry that this was not the case when you were visiting. I´m happy that you found another passenger who could help! More

Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

Ferry ride is lovely and not too long, but check before going what time the English reenactment will be presented. We arrived on the first boat of the day and spent 2 hours, way more than enough time, exploring,beach combing, climbing, playing pirate and then lunching(nice cafe) and visiting the site's gift shop (handcrafts that have little to do with... More

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