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.

Western view of Vaxholm Fortress
Aerial view of Vaxholm Fortress

Aerial view of Vaxholm Fortress.

Vaxholm Fortress info

Table 1. Vaxholm Fortress general info and geo
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
Swedish original name Vaxholms fästning
Swedish alternate name Vaxholms kastell
Category Coastal defence and fortification
Type Sea fort
Built
Rebuilt
Garrison 1200
Audio Speech about Vaxholm Fortress
Video Vaxholm Fortress of YouTube
Condition Fully saved
Public access Guided tours
Street address
Kastellet 1
Postal code 18599
Town Vaxholm
County Big Stockholm
Country Sweden
Google Map Vaxholm Fortress
Directions to Vaxholm Fortress
Plus code 9FFWC935+4R
Waze Map Vaxholm Fortress
OpenStreetMap Vaxholm Fortress
Latitude 59.40312
Longitude 18.35888
GeoNames ID 12076751
Knowledge Panel Vaxholm Fortress
Owner National Property Board of Sweden
Table 2. Museum of Vaxholm Fortress
Legal name Vaxholms Fästnings Museum AB
Location Vaxholm Fortress
Telephone number +46812004870
Email info@vaxholmsfastning.se
Website Vaxholm Fortress Museum
Swedish Organization Number 5567987929

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Useful Information for travelers to Vaxholm Fortress

Table 3. Vaxholm useful info
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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

Published: .

Modified: .

Publisher: NikAnt Webkonsult AB

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