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…
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 …
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.
Tower in Karlskrona


This freestanding three-bell clock tower dates from 1699 when it was used as a clock for the dockyard workers. Since 1909 it has been under the care of the nearby Amiralitetskyrkan.
Church in Karlskrona


Sweden’s oldest wooden church is the stocky Amiralitetskyrkan, with a gorgeous pastel interior. Outside, the wooden statue Old Rosenbom raises his hat to charitable visitors.