Skansen Kronan Fortress in Gothenburg, Sweden - Encircle Photos

12 Skansen Kronan Fortress in Gothenburg, Sweden

Part of Gothenburg’s defense against the Danes in the late 17th century was the construction of two fortifications called redoubts. The stationed soldiers could easily defend themselves with over 20 cannons. Skansen Kronan means Crown Keep. The fort has six-sided, 15 foot walls made from granite with a gilded cross at the pinnacle. The fortress is perched high on Risåsberget Hill overlooking Skansberget Park and the city below. Not a single shot was ever fired during battle. Today, Skansen Kronan houses a museum and serves as a special event center for weddings and meetings.

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Skansen Kronan Risåsberget, 413 04 Göteborg, Sweden

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