Karlskrona

Baroque World Heritage City in the archipelago of Blekinge

The famous coastal and naval city Karlskrona is located in the picturesque archipelago of the southern Swedish province of Blekinge. Karlskrona has approximately 35,000 inhabitants and is by far the largest city in the province and administrative center of the municipality of Karlskrona.

The home base of the Swedish naval was founded in 1679 with its center on the island Trossö, which is linked by bridges to the island of Hästö and from there to the mainland. Other city areas extend over the nearby islands Ekholmen, Saltö, Dragsö, Långö and Stumholmen and are all accessible via bridges.

The central square Stortorget in the heart of the old city center is with an area of 25,000 square meters the largest square in Sweden. At its edge are historic buildings, two baroque churches Fredrikskyrkan and Trefaldighetskyrkan[/ link] (also called German Church) and the [link=4-332]old City Hall.

The island Stumholmen in the center was owned by the Swedish Navy for centuries and is now freely accessible. The large naval museum[/ link], [link=4-304]centuries-old shipyard facilities and other military areas from the 17th century are located on this island.

Large parts of the old town center and the naval base are almost completely preserved and has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998.

Weather in Karlskrona

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