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.
The classic Eggers Hotel is on a square by the Central Station. It is one of the oldest hotels in
Gothenburg, and also one of the most luxurious. The interiors are somewhat heavy and old fashioned, but also more ...
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 ...
This is an English pub on Avenyn, serving a large variety of beers, both draught and bottled. It may all
seem confusing to the uninitiated customer, but the staff is happy to assist anyone with problems in choosing. The ...