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Alvsborgs Nya Fastning

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Address: Nya Alvsborg, Gothenburg 413 01, Sweden
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Very good trip from the city, very beautiful.

You get the boat from the heart of the city and it takes you down the river and out to the castle. A very relaxing journey and you get to see Gothenburg from the water. When you... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2016
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2016

it should be more than 3 stars but because they have it open for one month and change per year and it took me a.5 years to be able to get to visit it it is only 3 stars. It is a great trip with the boat and a nice experience inside the fortress. All they should do to make... More 

Thank thor2705
Gothenburg, Sweden
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is a must for anyone visiting Gothenburg. I guided tour goes from Lille Bommen in summer. They even have medieval actors, and great for a BBQ.

Thank AntonFiskviken
Marsascala, Malta
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 19, 2016

A nice day trip from Gothenburg nice boat ride to a stunning fortress, tours are very animated with people wearing period costumes welcoming visitors at the dock.

Thank Jimmydtraveler
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2016

You get the boat from the heart of the city and it takes you down the river and out to the castle. A very relaxing journey and you get to see Gothenburg from the water. When you arrived at the castle, you are herded all together for a tour lasting about an hour. This was something we really didn't want... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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1,050 reviews
660 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 632 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Even the trip itself is worth coming! We sihghtseen some nice coast and harbour, saw interesting ships, big bridge... Th island with a fortress is great to walk around - we were with a dog and had fun for some hours. The tour was in swedish, but the actors were very funny,

Thank izi f
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2016

here's my vlog about the whole thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsTg8smiFus ok so on their website, it says that they have guided tour in English but I think because there was only 2 of us that needed it to be in English and we didn't speak up, the whole thing was in Swedish and that's why I didn't give it a 5 stars.... More 

Thank Nicoliamo
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 30, 2016

Travel is by the Sankt Erik from Lilla Bommen. It wasn't a good start as a problem with the engine controls meant we reversed into the opposite quay. Oops! However after the 30 minute ride we arrived at the island. It seems very well maintained with a small, though pleasant, church which is still in use today. Unfortunately the museum... More 

Thank Brian C
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2016

I am mystified by all these rave reviews as it's really nothing great. Have these reviewers travelled so little that they think this is stellar?? The guided tour is only in Swedish and whilst there are plaques with English translations to most buildings, it takes you no more than 45 minutes to see everything. Yes, the tiny island is very... More 

Thank genibre69
Gothenburg, Sweden
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Historical and well preseved fortress in Gothenburg at the harbour. Take the boat from Lilla bommen and you have to go back with the boat also. But there are plenty of time to see the guided tour and some own time. There are a smal restaurant but you can bring your own food. Nice excursion for the day, children loves... More 

Thank Mazetti
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016

This 17th century fortress and prison sits out in the middle of the river, accessible only by ferry. It's a popular place for banquets. The locals with me said they hadn't been here before and that it was a place for tourists. The food was OK, and the view of the nearby port was excellent.

Thank bluevoter

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