Torsburgen Fortress

Katthammarsvik, Sweden

Torsburgen was the largest ancient fortress in Northern Europe. It was originally constructed at the beginning of the 1st century AD. It was reinforced during the 4th century and used until c. 1100 AD. A timber-laced stone rampart encircles an area of 12 hectares. Scholars estimate that nearly 1000 soldiers would have been needed to defend it and it could have been providing refuge to the entire population of Gotland that is calculated to be between 6,000 and 10,000 in the early medieval period.

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Founded: 100-1100 AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Sweden
Historical period: Roman Iron Age (Sweden)

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Ulf Egerstad (2 years ago)
Vacker natur.
Fredrik Söderdahl (3 years ago)
Ett av mina favoritställen
Gabriel Lindeborg (3 years ago)
Fascinating prehistoric settlement with good trails and nice views of the surrounding landscape
Ola Ljungberg (3 years ago)
Sevärt! Plats för en stor skogsbrand
Marcus Thomson (5 years ago)
Vafan är det här? Bara en stenmur
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