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Bohus Fastning

Fastningsholmen, Kungalv, Sweden
+46 303 23 92 03
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Highlight of my visit to Gothenburg

I visited the Bohus fortress during my recent stay in Gothenburg. And I liked it very much. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Veronika660
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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
Peaceful...

Very well preserved fortress and all of it is open to explore. There were only a few people there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LarRanTravels
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Flint, Texas
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Bohus fortress is an unprecedented Nordic heritage. Forces from Sweden, Denmark and Norway has unsuccessfully besieged the site 14 times and during more than 700 years Kings, Queens, witches and saints have put their mark on the history of the site. Prisoners have suffered hellish torment in its dark dungeons and in the courtyard there is still a well, built by the toil of condemned prisoners. The fortress has been a ruin for the past two centuries, ensuring that its violent past is but a memory, today the site is a popular destination for excursions, far from gun smoke, witchcraft commissions and corporal punishment. Nowadays, foreign visitors are more than welcome inside its walls, where peace now reigns most of the time. Make a visit to the Bohus fortress, and be a part of the Nordic history.
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“old fortress” (7 reviews)
“great history” (2 reviews)
“old days” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Fastningsholmen, Kungalv, Sweden
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+46 303 23 92 03
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Bohus fortress during my recent stay in Gothenburg. And I liked it very much. The place can be easily reached by public transport (Green Express Bus, which goes every 10-15 minutes, stops across the bridge from the fortress, for the Gothenburg city...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well preserved fortress and all of it is open to explore. There were only a few people there when we visited on a Tuesday afternoon.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Bohus Fortress is a spectacular and very interesting historical site. It is easy to get to via bus from Gothenburg and there is also parking available for those who want to drive. It is a somewhat steep walk to get up to the fortress, but...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Intriguing, massive and simple. The walking around is not easy. The road end about half way and you have to continue through the fields on a non marked path. The views are good.

Thank Richard R
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We go here every 2-nd year about.. the fortress is really a fascinating place with lots of rooms to see, and lots of information about all the great battles that have taken place here. Well worth a visit!

Thank PeterR7
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

A spectacular old fortress, who they works on all the time to make it more intresting You can see how it was in the old days and the tourguides are really good.

Thank trollstugan
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

We saw this castle ruin from our hotel so we decided to stop and made a little walk in the castle area on our way to the airport. Made some pictures for a reminder.

Thank Solodam J
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

This is one of the two fortresses that still excist in Kungälv city from around 1302AD. Island of Marstrand hosts the other fortress, about 30 min away by bus or car and it´s from 1658AD. This fortress, Bohus Fästning, was never overcomed and was successful...More

Thank Tryggveson
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Have a picnic, go on a guided tour and try some fun activities from the middle age, like archery! I had a great day trip with my family and I took some nice pictures of our trip.

Thank Elsalinneakarlberg
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

We had a great time touring Bohus. It was not as busy as some of the other places we went so we enjoyed wandering around experiencing the whole fastning without crowds. We were enjoying ourselves so much that we were there past closing as the...More

Thank Myles S
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