Historical district in Karlskrona
Björkholmen is a small, cozy neighborhood in Karlskrona with narrow streets and old wooden houses. It is an interesting contrary to the magnificent buildings in the city center.
The district Björkholmen is located near the old naval base on the west side of the island Trossö. It was formerly inhabited by the shipyard workers. Streets and alleys in Björkholmen are named after types of ships or admirals. Many of the small low wooden houses are from the 18th century and were built by ship carpenters for themselves and their families.
Wood that was "diverted" from the shipyard have been used for construction. Maybe the approximately 300 year old wooden house are still in such good condition because of this fact – only oak wood was used for shipbuilding at that time.