The figure Rosenbom outside Amiralitetskyrkan in Karlskrona, Blekinge

Blekinge's history


World heritage

The naval city of Karlskrona

It all started 300 years ago, when Sweden, a Great Power at this time, needed a powerful navy and looked for a protected location for a new naval base to defend the Swedish land. And some islands in the Blekinge archipelago turned out to be a perfect fit. The best engineers, shipbuilders and architects of Europe were hired to follow king Karl XI's will. Since knowledge and manpower primarily derived from the other side of the Baltic Sea, Karlskrona became a multilingual spot. An impressive shipyard soon emerged, as well as a royal city, one that is worthy of a king: Carl's crown, which is the meaning of Karlskrona. More than 300 later, the Swedish naval base is still in Karlskrona. Visit the Naval Museum and learn more about the World Heritage Örlogsstaden Karlskrona. You can also download the free app "World Heritage Karlskrona" to your cellphone and take a guided tour through the city's history by yourself. 

Guidade turer i världsarvet Örlogsstaden Karlskrona i Blekinge
Repslagarbanan, Marinmuseum, Drottningskärs kastell, Trefaldighetskyrkan & Kungsholms Fort.


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and other examples of impressive architecture

Peek through the bullet holes in the mighty fortresses. Wander around in breathtaking church halls and be stunned by the impressive architecture of Karlskrona. Every part of the world heritage, large and small, contributes to the naval city's history and its destiny. Please visit the beautiful Naval Museum, and Blekinge Museum and take part in their various events and a large selection of guided tours to learn more. There are plenty of exciting stories to be told.

Befästningstornet Godnatt i Karlskrona
Fortification tower Godnatt in Karlskrona.


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Blekinge Museum

Blekinge Museum offers historical experiences for the whole family! Go explore! Enjoy the exhibitions, have fun in the kid's area or take a guided tour through Blekinges past. Out in the yard, you'll find the lovely Grevagrundet, a playground inspired by life in the archipelago. 

Shipwrecks & gold treasures

Kallvattenkuren is located in the beautiful Brunnsparken in Ronneby. The exhibition of two world-unique finds from the area: Shipwreck Gribshunden and the treasures from Vång, is part of the Blekinge Museum.

Blekinge museums utställningar, workshops och skattkammare
Blekinge Museum and Rosenholm.


Explore the Swedish design classics

 cars and porcelain

Visit the classic industrial building where the Karlskrona porcelain was manufactured between 1918-1968. Over 11,000 visitors come here every summer to experience Swedish industrial history. The porcelain collection was initiated by Margaretha Sjöberg in 1988 and today, it contains pieces from most of the factory's production, from figurines to hand-painted dishes.

On the same ticket, you will get admission to the Karlskrona Bilmuseum with exciting items such as the Volvo P1900, Olof Palme's Saab and Gustav IV Adolf's Cadillac. For many, it's bound to be a walk down memory lane.

Porslinsmuseum och Bilmuseum i Karlskrona, Blekinge
Porcelain and Car Museum in Karlskrona with fantastic collections.

Here is a sneak peek of the museums 

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