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Alvsborgs Nya Fastning

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Address: Nya Alvsborg, Gothenburg 411 10, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 (0)10 478 70 00
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Nice excursion for the day - children likes it!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

A lovely trip out to this old fortress. Here you can walk around a long time and feel what it was before. Please go with a guide,

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Vanersborg, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

What is there not to like with a fortress on an island? You get a tour of the island/fortress and a boat trip where you see Gothenburg from the seaside. The historical guided tour is not to be missed! We went to the island far too late in the afternoon, had only about 1,5 hours on the island which was... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Alvsborg fortress has never been conquered. The Danish tried many times but they never managed. Nowadays it type of museum and very nice to visit by summer. You can take a trip by boat from the center of town and spend an afternoon here

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Ancona, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It is a nice play, located in the middle of the canal. The visit is fast, in few hours you can go around and inside the buildings. It's very peacefull, the view is amazing and if you enter inside the buildings you can jump in the past and feel like a prisoner of that time.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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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415 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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