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Alvsborgs Nya Fastning

Nya Alvsborg, Gothenburg 413 01, Sweden
+46 10 478 70 00
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“old fortress” (3 reviews)
“guided tour” (6 reviews)
“boat ride” (4 reviews)
Nya Alvsborg, Gothenburg 413 01, Sweden
+46 10 478 70 00
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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...More

Thank Brian C
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...More

1  Thank genibre69
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...More

Thank Mazetti
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...More

Thank bluevoter
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,

2  Thank bengthall2016
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...More

Thank lothloria
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

1  Thank Olof J
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...More

Thank Chiara M
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...More

Thank Laura V
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...More

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