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Skansen Kronan

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Address: Skansberget, Gothenburg 402 33, Sweden
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+46 31 711 30 33
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 15:00

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For the view.. only!

After climbing undless stairs, we arrived on remain of the old Göteborg fortress. The fortress itself has no major interest, but the view from the hill is really nice. To be... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
Adel N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

After climbing undless stairs, we arrived on remain of the old Göteborg fortress. The fortress itself has no major interest, but the view from the hill is really nice. To be done for sunset, sitting on the wooden side of a fortress's gun, looking in the city below.. I recommend this attraction as a MUST ;)

Thank Adel N
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views of the city and worth the trip. It can get very windy up top so be sure to dress warm. It looked like there was a wedding happening in the castle itself so I didn't stay too long inside, just enough to warm up for the trip down. There are a lot of stairs up, but if you... More 

Thank erinlizhart
Aichach, Germany
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16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

It is located high on a hill in the city, and has an amazing view. The castle itself it pretty small but it has a great design. And there is a lovely little restaurant inside. It is a must see for the city!

Thank ElenaLeonela
Sao Paulo, SP
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17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Beautiful view of the city from the top of the hill. Acess by path or stairs.Tip: don´t go in a windy or rainning day!

Thank Marina1900
Prague, Czech Republic
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88 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Early modern period fortress and park around it is a popular picnic destination for locals. For tourist it offers wonderful view of city centre and nice walk (if you cope with steep stairs leading to/from Haga)

Thank Inutihar
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45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

A little difficult to get up there, as there are 191 stairs you have to walk, but the view is outstanding! Would recommend!

Thank Panagiotis S
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

At Skansen Kronan there is not much to see but the building, which you can only see from the outside, is beautiful and located on the top of a hill were you can get an amazing view of the city.

Thank Giuseppe V
Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Nice city park with grateful view at the top. Lots of stairs and a very steep walk. Not for the mobility impaired.

Thank MarcP674
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This an old Gothenburg fortress is situated very central - close to Järntorget. If you want to go up to the fortress take good shoes and be ready for the steepy hill.

Thank Andrea O
Cambridgeshire, England
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238 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We spotted this 'castle' as it was highlighted on the tourists map we were given by our hotel, but really was very unimpressed when we looked around. Yes its a lovely refreshing walk up the mound to get to the building but the view from the top is nothing special. The building itself is a restaurant but often fully booked... More 

Thank Fen_Scorpion

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