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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D&J Adventure (6 months ago)
Great view of your in the area. The walk up there will do you good.
Andreas Smitz (7 months ago)
Fantastic view over Gothenburg, a must see if you are here for a short visit. Best experienced on a cloudless day :)
Dustl Matte (8 months ago)
Nice view over the town. Good information on a sign. Rather steep to get there, but well worth the effort! Easy reach from one end of Haga.
Marcus Forelius (8 months ago)
Not a challenging walk at all and good views of the city. That’s pretty much it, a detour on your way to the Haga shopping district. If you are headed there or nearby take 10 minutes to stop by.
N Ericson (9 months ago)
Amazing view! They serve Swedish waffles there, on the mountain, the best! They could do so much more, though.
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