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    The Fortress of Karlsborg

    Exciting adventures, captivating history and fascinating architecture


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The fortress was built after the war, when Stockholm became exposed to the enemy lines. A decision was made to build a fortress of defense in the middle of the country. The place for the fortress became Karlsborg and the construction started in the year of 1819. Welcome to experience the life at the fortress!

The Gold Rush

Come along down the underground assets at the Fortress of Karlsborg and solve tricky tasks. But watch out - sergeant Stealhamer is chasing you… (This tour is only available in Swedish)

The Little Gold Rush

The Swedish gold treassure is stored in Karlsborg, but when the king comes to inspect the gold – the treassure is gone!

The Historical Adventure Tour

Like a time machine the Historical adventure tour takes you back to the time when the Fortress of Karlsborg where under construction. Come along a guided tour filled with gunpowder, cannons and adventure!

The Fortress Museum

At the museum you can experience special exhibitions, displaying the life at the fortress from history to present. On the second floor you can find the garrison church, which is worth a visit with its beautiful chandelier.

A guided tour by bus around the Fortress of Karlsborg

If you come to Karlsborg by bus we will gladly take you on guided bus tour. The tour takes you back in time and shows the unique society that was built inside the fortress.

Parties & Events

Are you planning a family reunion, wedding party or maybe just a big celebration. At the fortress of Karlsborg you can find many opportunities, all of them in interesting and historical environments.


Confer in a modern and unique environment right outside the fortress area!

The Peninsula of Vanäs

Stay, eat and experience

Inside the walls of the fortress and around the peninsula of Vanäs, a little community has taken place. Enjoy tasty foods, visit one of the local stores, relive the history at the museum or cool down with an ice cream in- or outside the fortress area.


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