The naval port Karlskrona is one of the best preserved marine facilities from the 17th and 18th centuries. And today it is an important part of Sweden's marine defense.
Look through shotguns in mighty fortresses. Walk in churches that are so beautiful, almost breathtaking. Look at impressive architecture and rope warehouse. You can also take part of hundreds of years old defense technology and shipbuilding.
Every component of the world heritage, big and little, contributes with its history and its lifetimes. There are stories we love to share - through the Naval Museum, Blekinge museum, various events and a large selection of guided tours.
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Kungsholms fort fort lies on a separate island between Tjurkö and Aspö. In 1680, the fortification was built to stop enemies wanting to reach Karlskrona's fleet, harbor and shipyards. The fort consists of mounds, high walls, gunpowder houses and a number of other buildings. The island also has a spectacular circular sloop harbour that is surrounded by walls with shotguns. If you whisper at the harbor's round wall, the person at the other end - a good distance away - can hear what you say.
In the 1870s, they decided to build a park in the place where they had previously been exercised. Here, exotic plants were planted which the fleet brought from their traveling, including walnut tree, Chinese temple tree and tulip tree.
Under Rosenboms hatt
The Aadmirality Church (Admiralitetskyrkan) is one of the largest wooden churches in our country even though it was built as a provisional waiting for the money to suffice for a fine stone church. This never happend and the church is here in its original shape since the inauguration in 1685. At the stairs, outside the church, you will find Rosenbom, the well-known sculpture made of wood, and extends his hand. If you lift the hat, what do you see then?
In Karlskrona, the old man Rosenbom stands and waits outside the Admiralty Church from the 17th century. Rosenbom humbly prays for a coin so we lift his hat and donate money. But what is that little figure that jumps out of the book a bit from there? Ah, it's the boy in Selma Lagerlöf's book: "Nils Holgersson's wonderful journey through Sweden".
And maybe you can say that the sun is shining another day in one of Sweden's sunniest cities.