Welcome to Karlskrona


It was the failed Danish invasion of Skåne in 1679 that sparked Karlskrona’s conception, when King Karl XI decided that a southern naval base was needed for better control over the Baltic Sea. Almost immediately, it became Sweden’s third-biggest city – hard to imagine today, given it's now so delightfully compact and quiet.

Much of the town still has military ties, so for many sights you’ll only be granted admission if you join a tour.


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