No European city is complete without a proud fortress on the lookout for foreign threats, and Skansen Kronan is Gothenburg’s very own.
Skansen Kronan is located in the district of Haga and was built in the later half of the 17th century according to the plans of Erik Dahlbergh. Skansen Kronan was introduced in 1698 and was fitted with guns, while the roof was not completed until 1700.
Despite sporting a hefty 23 cannons upon completion in 1700, they were never used as it was never attacked.
A prison in the 19th century followed by a museum in the 20th, the redoubt is now open to the public for weddings, parties, conferences and tours which, although led by guides in jaunty historical attire, are slightly pricey.
There is also a traditional rustic red café good for a mid-afternoon pit-stop with panoramic views over the city.