Skansen Kronan is a redoubt built in the later half of the 17th century according to the plans of Erik Dahlberg. Skansen Kronan was introduced in 1698 and was fitted with 23 guns. The roof was not completed until 1700. Skansen has 4-5 metre thick walls made of granite, gneiss and diabase. Skansen Kronan was never attacked and the cannons on the inside have never been used.

The fortress and the twin counterpart, Skansen Lejonet, were built as part of the defenses against possible Danish attack on Gothenburg from the south, and thus had a similar purpose as the Älvsborg Fortress.

The fortress - originally built outside the city walls - is today situated in the city centre of Gothenburg on a hill in the city district of Haga. It was used as a military museum until 2004. Today Skansen Kronan is a private facility for conferences and private parties.

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Founded: 1698
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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Pj Dhaliwal (12 months ago)
Beautiful place with a top view of the city. It was very quite on a summer day of August. I would like to visit again.
Aya Allali (13 months ago)
Nice quite spot to view the city from above. Almost 360 view. However quite a climb
Shibin Iqbal (13 months ago)
If you love to see the top view of Gothenburg you have to come here. The view is awesome. You can have a small trekking while you climb up for the visit.
Lisa Miller (15 months ago)
Beautiful lookout Point and an easy walk up. Worth a visit! Great place to stop for lunch and have a picnic.
maxalex (16 months ago)
A little hill in the center where you have a great overview over the city. You can nearly look in every direction and for us it was well worth the visit. I like to look for the tiny little houses that are the city’s most beautiful.
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