The Skansen Krona fortress was built in 1641. The fortress' main purpose was to scare off the Danes, and it was also ... More
The Skansen Krona fortress was built in 1641. The fortress' main purpose was to scare off the Danes, and it was also known as Juteskrämman (the Dane Scare). It was completed in 1695. Skansen Krona is built on a hill and therefore commands a grand view of the central parts of Gothenburg. The tower ornament is in the shape of a crown, hence the name (krona means crown). Today, the fort houses a military museum and is also used as a venue space for parties and weddings.
A remarkably well preserved memory of the times when Sweden fought to maintain its independence. Now, in this era of national peace and prosperity an unholy alliance of politicians and constructors are about to sacrifice the looks and atmospere of skansen Kronan by erecting student dormatories on the very hill of the fort.
Götaplatsen was built in 1923 for the World Exhibition the same year. The large statue of the sea god Poseidon
by Swedish artist Carl Mille was uncovered in 1931. There is an old superstition that states that if you ...
Maritima is the considered to be one of the largest ship museums, but it is not as overwhelming as you
might expect. It is, nonetheless, very interesting, and the most lively museum in Gothenburg. The museum holds 14 boats, ...
This synagogue is easy to miss on the narrow street of Östra Larmgatan. Gothenburg's first synagogue was initially housed in
a building on Drottninggatan, but it burnt down before the end of a year. It was rebuilt after five ...