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. To get there take trams 1, 3, 4 or 9 to Hagakyrkan and walk across Haga. To reach the fort, you have a few options. You can walk up a very steep stairway from Frigångsgatan in Haga, take a sloping footpath from Skanstorget, or use the road/footpath from Lilla Risåsgatan.
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.
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