Blekinge attractions

Top Choice Fort in Karlskrona

Kungsholms Fort

Karlskrona’s star is the extraordinary offshore Kungsholms Fort, with its curious circular harbour, established in 1680 to defend the town. The fort can only be visited on two-hour guided boat tours that must be boo…
Top Choice Fort in Karlskrona

Drottningskärs kastell

Bristling with cannons, this fortified tower on the island of Aspö was described by Admiral Nelson of the British Royal Navy as ‘impregnable’. You can visit it on an Äspoleden, a free car ferry that runs up to twice…
Top Choice Museum in Karlskrona


The striking Marinmuseum is the national naval museum. Dive in for reconstructions of a battle deck in wartime, a hall full of fantastic figureheads, piles of model boats, and even some of the real thing – such as a…
Top Choice Museum in Karlshamn

Karlshamns Museum

The ‘culture quarter’ museum has interesting information about Karlshamn’s history of producing tobacco and punsch (strong alcoholic punch), as well as a replica of the city’s liquor factory (Punchmuseet, admission …
Square in Karlskrona


Karlskrona’s monumental square, Stortorget, was planned to rival Europe’s best. Alas, the funds ran out, resulting in a somewhat odd mix of grand architectural gestures and humble stand-ins. Dominating the square ar…
Museum in Karlskrona

Blekinge Museum

This evocative museum explores the local fishing, boat-building and quarrying trades. The most captivating part is Grevagården, an impressively preserved 18th-century abode crammed with thousands of vintage objects,…
Church in Karlskrona


This striking, somewhat mesmerising baroque church on the main square is included under the broad World Heritage listing of Karlskrona's architecture. At the time of writing it was closed indefinitely for extensive …
Historic Building in Karlshamn

Skottsbergska Gården

This magnificent former mansion and merchant house is filled with antiques and valuable paintings. It falls under the Karlshamns Museum banner but a separate admission fee is charged.
Church in Karlskrona


Inspired by Rome’s Pantheon, this gorgeous church built between 1697 and 1709 looks somehow out of place on the vast and juxtaposing Stortorget.
Museum in Karlshamn

Kreativum Science Center

This hands-on science museum, touching on all of the major scientific disciplines through fun activities and exhibits, is great for families. Its primary appeal will be for kids aged under 16, particularly at the yo…