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Naval Port of Karlskrona

Naval Port of Karlskrona: Karlskrona was founded in 1680. In the 17th century there was an increasing need for a naval base in southern Sweden to defend the state. The city of Karlskrona was founded only with a view to the strategic location in the middle of Sweden's Baltic empire. The Naval Port of Karlskrona was one of the most modern and efficient naval bases of its time. Karlskrona is a unique part of naval history. Nowadays, the city still houses an ultra modern naval base. The Naval Port of Karlskrona is one of the headquarters of the Swedish navy. The Kungsholm Fortress is situated on an island in the Baltic Sea, together with the Drottningskär citadel, the fortress has protected the main fairway into Karlskrona over more than 300 years. The Kungsholm Fortress is the symbol of the UNESCO World Heritage Naval Port of Karlskrona. The old town of Karlskrona consists of narrow streets lined with wooden houses dating from the founding of the navy base. The Admiralty Church is the largest wooden church of Sweden. The exterior is painted in the traditional Falu-red paint. Karlskrona is situated about 100 km from the UNESCO World Heritage: Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland. The Naval Port of Karlskrona gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1998.

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Naval Port of Karlskrona - Naval Port of Karlskrona: The circular harbour within the defensive walls of Kungsholm Fortress. Kungsholm Fortress is still in use as...

Naval Port of Karlskrona: The circular harbour within the defensive walls of Kungsholm Fortress. Kungsholm Fortress is still in use as part of the defence of Sweden and has been manned for an unbroken period of more than three hundred years. Karlskrona is an unique example of a naval port and arsenal. Kungsholm Fortress is probably the most imposing part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Naval Port of Karlskrona.

  1. Naval Port of Karlskrona - Naval Port of Karlskrona: The circular harbour within the defensive walls of Kungsholm Fortress. Kungsholm Fortress is still in use as...

    Naval Port of Karlskrona: The circular harbour within the defensive walls of Kungsholm Fortress. Kungsholm Fortress is still in use as part of the defence of Sweden and has been manned for an unbroken period of more than three hundred years. Karlskrona is an unique example of a naval port and arsenal. Kungsholm Fortress is probably the most imposing part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Naval Port of Karlskrona.

  2. Naval Port of Karlskrona - Naval Port of Karlskrona: The Great Square is one of the largest town squares of Europe, it was created with the express aim of reflecting...

    Naval Port of Karlskrona: The Great Square is one of the largest town squares of Europe, it was created with the express aim of reflecting Sweden's position as a regional Great Power during the 17th century. The statue in the Great Square is of the founder of Karlskrona King Karl XI of Sweden, after whom Karlskrona is named. This statue is known from the book by the Swedish author and Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerlöf: The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Holgersson.

  3. Naval Port of Karlskrona - Naval Port of Karlskrona: One of the moored ships in the harbour is the museum ship Västervik. The construction of the Naval Port of...

    Naval Port of Karlskrona: One of the moored ships in the harbour is the museum ship Västervik. The construction of the Naval Port of Karlskrona and the surrounding defences started in 1680. The major part of Sweden's shipbuilding was moved to the new naval town of Karlskrona. The shipyard became the biggest workplace in Sweden. The Naval Port of Karlskrona has lived on and developed. Nowadays, shipbuilding is still carried on at Karlskrona.

  4. Naval Port of Karlskrona - Naval Port of Karlskrona: Karlskrona was founded in 1680. In the 17th century there was an increasing need for a large naval base in southern...

    Naval Port of Karlskrona: Karlskrona was founded in 1680. In the 17th century there was an increasing need for a large naval base in southern Sweden to defend the state. The town of Karlskrona was founded only with a view to the strategic location in the middle of Sweden's Baltic empire. The Naval Port of Karlskrona was one of the most modern and efficient naval bases of its time. The original shipyard from 1680 is still intact.

  5. Naval Port of Karlskrona - Naval Port of Karlskrona: The wooden statue of Gubben Rosenbom, known from the book The wonderful Adventures of Nils Holgersson, by the...

    Naval Port of Karlskrona: The wooden statue of Gubben Rosenbom, known from the book The wonderful Adventures of Nils Holgersson, by the author Selma Lagerlöf: 'The wooden man lifted him to his hat - and stuck him under it'. The statue of Gubben Rosenbom has been standing in front of the Admiralitetskyrkan, the Admiralty Church, since the 1700s. The statue of Rosenbom was replaced by a copy in 1956, the original statue stands inside the church.

  6. Naval Port of Karlskrona - Naval Port of Karlskrona: The Admiralitetskyrkan, the Admiralty Church, is the largest wooden church of Sweden. The church is also known as the...

    Naval Port of Karlskrona: The Admiralitetskyrkan, the Admiralty Church, is the largest wooden church of Sweden. The church is also known as the Ulrica Pia. The church was inaugurated in 1685. The Admiralty Church belongs to the Royal Karlskrona Admiralty Parish. The exterior of the Admiralty Church is painted in the traditional Swedish Falu Red paint, the interior in a light blue color. The church is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Naval Port of Karlskrona.

  7. Naval Port of Karlskrona - Naval Port of Karlskrona: A very small sculpture of Nils Holgersson. Karlskrona immortalised Nils Holgersson with a tiny sculpture showing...

    Naval Port of Karlskrona: A very small sculpture of Nils Holgersson. Karlskrona immortalised Nils Holgersson with a tiny sculpture showing Nils leaping out of his own book: The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Holgersson, by the author Selma Lagerlöf. The sculpture of Nils Holgersson is situated near the Admiralitetskyrkan, the Admiralty Church, and the Great Square of Karlskrona.

  8. Naval Port of Karlskrona - Naval Port of Karlskrona: The historic town of Karlskrona consists of narrow streets lined with wooden houses. Many of the coloured wooden...

    Naval Port of Karlskrona: The historic town of Karlskrona consists of narrow streets lined with wooden houses. Many of the coloured wooden houses date back to the founding of the navy base in 1680. Karlskrona was built on islands in the Baltic Sea, several islands are connected to each other by ferries. The tiny wooden houses in the old town of Karlskrona are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Naval Port of Karlskrona.

  9. Naval Port of Karlskrona - Naval Port of Karlskrona: One of the powder towers, built on an small island. The buildings of the naval base are very well preserved. Now,...

    Naval Port of Karlskrona: One of the powder towers, built on an small island. The buildings of the naval base are very well preserved. Now, Karlskrona still houses an ultra modern naval base. The Town of Karlskrona is one of the headquarters of the Swedish Royal Navy. The Naval Port of Karlskrona is an unique part of the naval history of Sweden, the Naval Port of Karlskrona was built on several islands in the Blekinge Archipelago in the Baltic Sea.

  10. Naval Port of Karlskrona - Naval Port of Karlskrona: The Lion Gate is the main entrance gate into Kungsholm Fortress. The town of Karlskrona was built as the...

    Naval Port of Karlskrona: The Lion Gate is the main entrance gate into Kungsholm Fortress. The town of Karlskrona was built as the new headquarters of the Swedish Navy in 1680. Kungsholm Fortress is one of the most important fortresses on the southern fairway into the Naval Port of Karlskrona, the fortress protected the main entrance to Karlskrona from the sea. The Naval Port of Karlskrona gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1998.

  11. Naval Port of Karlskrona - Naval Port of Karlskrona: One of the buildings on Kungsholm to house soldiers. The Naval Port of Karlskrona is a unique part of naval...

    Naval Port of Karlskrona: One of the buildings on Kungsholm to house soldiers. The Naval Port of Karlskrona is a unique part of naval history. In the 17th century there was an increasing need for a strategic naval base in southern Sweden. The town of Karlskrona was founded with a view to the strategic location in the middle of Sweden's Baltic empire. The Naval Port of Karlskrona gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1998.

  12. Naval Port of Karlskrona - Naval Port of Karlskrona: Kungsholm Fortress is situated on an island and together with the Drottningskär citadel...

    Naval Port of Karlskrona: Kungsholm Fortress is situated on an island and together with the Drottningskär citadel it has protected the main fairway into the naval port of Karlskrona over more than 300 years. The round harbour of Kungsholm Fortress enabled ships to dock within the fortress. Now, the circular harbour of Kungsholm Fortress is also a symbol of the status of Karlskrona as an UNESCO World Heritage.

  13. Naval Port of Karlskrona - Naval Port of Karlskrona: The entrance into the circular famous harbour of Kungsholm Fortress. Kungsholm is the Swedish word for 'Island of...

    Naval Port of Karlskrona: The entrance into the circular famous harbour of Kungsholm Fortress. Kungsholm is the Swedish word for 'Island of the King'. Kungsholm is the oldest continuously manned military fortress in the world, Kungsholm has been manned since 1680. The Naval Port of Karlskrona is an unique part of naval history of Sweden, now it still houses an ultra modern naval base. The Naval Port of Karlskrona is an UNESCO World Heritage.

  14. Naval Port of Karlskrona - Naval Port of Karlskrona: One of the impressive buildings in the Great Square of Karlskrona. The square was to be surrounded by...

    Naval Port of Karlskrona: One of the impressive buildings in the Great Square of Karlskrona. The square was to be surrounded by magnificent churches and public buildings that would represent religious powers, judicial authority and commercial interests in the naval town of Karlskrona. Political and financial problems prevented this plan from ever being completely realized. The Great Square is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Naval Port of Karlskrona.

  15. Naval Port of Karlskrona - Naval Port of Karlskrona: The Holy Trinity Church or German Church is situated at the Great Square of Karlskrona. When Karlskrona was founded...

    Naval Port of Karlskrona: The Holy Trinity Church or German Church is situated at the Great Square of Karlskrona. When Karlskrona was founded in 1680, many Germans moved to the town, they wanted their own congregation and church. In 1689, the Germans in Karlskrona gained permission from the Swedish king to form a congregation. The church was modelled after the Pantheon in Rome, the church was inaugurated in 1709. A great fire in Karlskrona in 1790 also ruined the German Church. The reconstruction took twelve years. The new church was much simpler rebuilt, but the dome is still in the style of the Pantheon in Rome.