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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

Marinmuseum

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 Deli in Karlskrona

Nya Skafferiet

Worldly Mediterranean cafe right behind the main square. There is a superb lunch buffet, as well as a well-stocked deli offering a bounty of cheeses, charcuterie, breads and excellent coffee. If you've not yet tried…
Top Choice Seafood in Karlshamn

Wägga Fisk & Delikatessrökeri

This bright and cheery seafood restaurant sits on a picturesque harbour about 2.5km from the centre of town – a pleasant 30-minute stroll. Choose from the delicious array of seafood from the deli-style counter, then…
Top Choice Buffet in Karlshamn

Gourmet Grön

This waterside award-winner serves vast, healthy, tasty buffets with a strong emphasis on organic and vegetarian food, offering excellent value. You can nibble on ciabattas, tapas-style goodies or inventive Med-insp…
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 …
Top Choice Music in Karlshamn

Baltic Festival

Karlshamn's Baltic Festival is one of Sweden's largest free festivals, pulling crowds of up to a quarter of a million people for live bands, events, including the über popular Baltic Song Contest (a feeder event to …
Square in Karlskrona

Stortorget

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,…