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Kastellet, Vaxholm 185 99, Sweden
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

What an interesting and unusual museum majoring on the history of Sweden’s coastal defence and how it relates to the development of the castle itself. Lots of exhibits that no one seemed to mind if you touched! It brought out the big kid in me...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 10 August 2018

The fortress museum gives a very interesting view into a part of the history of Sweden. It is interesting to learn how the capital was protected in earlier times. The Museum is easy to reach by the line ferry.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank geniesse_den_Tag
Reviewed 30 July 2018

You pay 40kr to get to the small island. At the time the waiting port was manned, however by the time we got back he’d gone (maybe you could avoid buying a ticket? It was never checked onboard…). The boat doesn’t take long. We walked...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank HellyWelly93
Reviewed 5 July 2018

An historic fortress is usually just that. This one is on an island with archipelago views, a B&B, a cafe, and more. The scenery and history were great, and it has a relaxing, park-like atmosphere. Even the cafe is relaxing, which is odd considering that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HowlnBubba
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

It is a beautifully built festning, its like a little island. We took a ferry to get there from the mainland.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 773jenn
Reviewed 16 December 2017

My wife and I took the short ferry ride to see the fortress at Voxholm during our day trip from Stockholm. It was a pleasant boat trip up the archipelago to Voxholm of about an hour. We viewed a children's art exhibit in the fortress...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Razorfish
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Take the small boat or ferry from Vaxholm for about 5 minutes across to the Fortress and then spend a few hours there learning more about the history of naval warfare around Stockholm. The restaurant there is quite nice and it is spacious and fun...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Cialainen
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The ferry over to the island is very pricey and comfortable. We visited when the summer open restaurants and activities where closed so the round tour was quite quick though but some really lovely sights and cosy environment! Definitely worth a visit if your traveling...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank linnkan
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The fortifications, very well preserved and with all the guns are quite a site. The museum is more like a very short short military history, but not too much to see. A nice tour in the castle grounds and outside the fortifications gives you some...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank thor2705
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Although the access to the museum was closed, this was not a waste of time and money - the round trip ticket for the ferry - as this is a very well preserved castle with lots of things to be seen and many places to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Moldovan C
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