Former fortified city at the Oresund
The former fortified city of Landskrona is located directly at the Orsesund and is the central town and administrative center of the municipality Landskrona. With approximately 30,500 inhabitants, it is the fifth largest city in the southern Swedish province Skåne.
West from the center stands the imposing citadel of Landskrona, one of the best preserved fortifications in Scandinavia of the 16th century. The way to the citadel passes the interesting Landskrona Museum and through the park with Kaptensgårdens Sculpturpark and the art museum. In the old ramparts northeast of the citadel, you can find the oldest preserved allotments in Sweden and a unique allotment garden museum.
Several smaller parks are located in the center of Landskrona. Karlslundsparken, a larger park in the north offers a large tree population, an animal park and some playgrounds.
Landskrona was founded in 1413, but today you find no medieval buildings in the city anymore. Due to the strategic location, Landskrona was repeatedly the scene of armed confrontation with the corresponding destruction of the city. The entire city shoul become a giant fortress in mid-18th century and the city center was the beginning. But the construction of the new fortifications was already canceled in 1788.