sights / Historic

Kärnan information

Helsingborg , Sweden
adult/child Skr40/20
Opening hours
10am-6pm Jun-Aug, closed Mon rest of year
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Dramatic steps and archways lead up from Stortorget to the square tower Kärnan (34m), all that remains of the medieval castle. The castle became Swedish property during the 17th-century Danish-Swedish War, and was mostly demolished once the fighting stopped. The tower was restored from dereliction in 1894, and the view is regal indeed. There are plans to mount a permanent exhibition about the history of the castle.