Vaxholm Fortress by EuroTourData
Vaxholm Fortress was built in 1548 to protect the waterway to Stockholm and was completely rebuilt in 1863 as the powerful sea fortress and got the modern look. After the modernization of the fortress in 1863, the walls were 2.2 meters thick and the garrison was 1200 soldiers. The fortress was part of Vaxholm Fortification Line. In 1612 the fortress stopped the attack of the Danish navy and in 1719 the fortress together with the Swedish navy stopped the attack of the Russian navy on Stockholm. Info is based on the article Vaxholms fästning of Swedish Wikipedia.
Vaxholm Fortress info
|Tourist Audience||Cultural heritage tourism|
|Swedish original name||Vaxholms fästning|
|Swedish alternate name||Vaxholms kastell|
|Category||Coastal defence and fortification|
|Audio||Speech about Vaxholm Fortress|
|Video||Vaxholm Fortress of YouTube|
|Public access||Guided tours|
|Street address||Kastellet 1|
|Google Map||Vaxholm Fortress|
|Directions to||Vaxholm Fortress|
|Waze Map||Vaxholm Fortress|
|Knowledge Panel||Vaxholm Fortress|
|Owner||National Property Board of Sweden|
Nearby Stockholm Fortifications
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Useful Information for travelers to Vaxholm Fortress
|Ferry||To Vaxholm Fortress|
|Bus||Around Big Stockholm|
Dataset to Vaxholm Fortress
Tabular dataset and ATOM feed to Vaxholm Fortress of Stockholm Fortifications, by EuroTourData.
ETD ID: vaxholmfort-sth.
Tags: tourist attraction, Sweden, Big Stockholm, fortification, sea fort.
Creator: Nikolaj Antonov
Publisher: NikAnt Webkonsult AB