Clarion Collection Hotel Carlscrona
Karlskrona, 371 33
Phone: (46) 455 361500
Fax: (46) 455 361509
The Kungsholm Fort in Karlskrona was built in 1680. Even today, the fort shelters military personnel and equipments.
Fredrikskyrkan stands today as an eclectic Baroque church that is counted amongst the prominent attractions of Sweden. Built in 1744, the church bears the name of the Swedish King Fredrik I. The impressive architecture is the brainchild of Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, who has incorporated beautiful features into it. The altar, the pulpits and the carillon with 35 bells are all an admirable sights. The gold and silver work on the facades, especially the organ, is also very awe-inspiring. A fine piece of work!
Stortorget is Karlskrona's central square that is home to all the hustle bustle of this small locality. The square is a thriving center of activity, abuzz with lively local events and celebrations all year round. Besides celebrations, the Stortorget also serves as grounds for flea markets like the Lovmarknad where fresh local produce is out on sale. If you wish to explore the true colors of Karlskrona, then a tour of this central square would be sufficient.
Trefaldighetskyrkan or the Holy Trinity Church is an architectural masterpiece that holds a special position in the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. The church's cornerstone was laid in 1697 and its construction continued until circa 1709. Boasting of a spectacular domed roof, classy interiors, richly decorated altarpiece and a stunning organ and facade, the church is a must visit for those who love to see archaic structures. If you happen to be in Karlskrona, a visit to the Trefaldighetskyrkan is a must.
The wooden statue of Gubben Rosenbom is an iconic figure standing opposite the Karlskrona Admiralty Church. The statue has been at its current location since the 18th Century. It is more of a donation box wherein, people can drop in coins for the needy by lifting the figure's hat. The church handles all the donations in the statue and ensures that the needy are helped.
Listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Amiralitetskyrkan is a grandiose Swedish church completely made out of wood. Dating back to the early 17th Century, the church boasts of a splendid facade, beautiful altarpiece, stunning pulpit and a plethora of epitaphs. For those with an amazing aesthetic sense, the Amiralitetskyrkan is surely an eye-pleasing site. Call ahead for details.
On the island of Lindholmen stands one of the longest wooden buildings of the city, the Ropewalk (Karlskrona). It is also one of the oldest buildings of the city. It used be a rope factory during 1692 which was later closed. Today it showcases demonstrations of rope-making and exhibits documents of its golden period. One can tour the premises and experience its architectural brilliance personally.
Considered to be one of the tallest runestone's existing in the world, the Björketorp Runestone is located in Blekinge , Sweden. It is believed to date back to the 6th or 7th Century. There are inscriptions on both sides of the rune; the messages on the runes are not established clearly and are debated amongst many scholars. Björketorp Runestone stands at a height of 4.2 meters (13.77 feet).
The sprawling Johannishus estate is home to myriad historical and cultural sites apart from breathtaking scenery. Johannishus Castle remains a striking example of 18th-century architecture of Sweden. The castle serves as a beautiful reminder of how Sweden's upper crest lived in the bygone era. The castle estate is Blekinge's largest landlord and also the country's biggest.