Exciting adventures, captivating history and fascinating architecture
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!
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.
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.
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.