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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
Gothenburg, Sweden
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 132 reviews
15 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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
9 helpful votes 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 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 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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 

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Address: 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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