Eda Skans is a redoubt built by Gustaf Oxenstierna in 1657 against the threat of Denmark-Norway. It was rebuilt in 1676 and again in 1808. It was demolished when the union between Sweden and Norway was agreed. The restoration began in 1939 and today there isa museum where you can find an extensive collection of weapons, uniforms, paintings, documents and images. There are also findings from the lake Hugn here.

References:
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.

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61, Eda, Sweden
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Founded: 1657
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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Joukim Selling (12 months ago)
Historically interesting place. An old star fort from the middle of the 17th century.
Roland Magnusson (12 months ago)
Beautiful place military history
ULF SVENSSON (15 months ago)
Interesting historical place. Terrific comfortable and romantic quiet place especially in May on a warm good weather day when everything is in bloom. It is especially interesting to walk around there and look if you have also read about Norwegian / Swedish history from the century the place was most active by soldiers and defense. You can almost imagine how they felt. A journey back in time. Definitely recommend a visit to this place.
Gandalf (2 years ago)
Nice little place with Swedish history. Stayed here on my way home from work and it was a fun little trip! There are a couple of tables where we sat and had coffee and cooked some lunch. Lots of raspberries around here!
Paul Phillips (3 years ago)
Nice quiet place. Prefect for a picnic.
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