Karlshamns Museum

Top choice in Southern Sweden

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 20kr), complete with barrels, bottles and machinery. Beautiful 18th-century houses include the manor and merchant house Skottsbergska Gården and Holländarhuset (Dutchman’s house).

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