Charles Crown ice cream - the attractions of Karlskorona
Karlskrona is a charming Swedish city spread over 33 islands in the Blekinge archipelago. A walk on it is an unforgettable experience, because every now and then we find ourselves on a different island. You can eat dinner in one of them, play in the club in the other, and spend the night in another.
The most important part of the city is on the island of Trossö, which also has a port with a shipyard. The entrance to it is guarded by two forts with perfect fortifications, after all, in the intention of its founder, King Charles XI, it was to be a powerful sea gate, resistant to attacks by enemy troops. Apparently, the Swedish king consulted the pirates, seeking guidance from them as to the choice of the most strategic place for the navy. He made the right decision - the city that owes its name has never been conquered either from the sea or from the land.
The city is not very old, so it is in vain to look for ancient monuments in it. This does not mean, however, that it has no places that could tell many interesting stories from the past. The heart of Karlskrona is Stortorget, one of the largest markets in Europe. There is a fair every weekend. The monument to the founder occupies a central position in it. Right next to the monument there is a water tower, somewhat reminiscent of a medieval castle. It is commonly referred to as the "water castle" and now houses the private art museum of the Kulenovic family. You can see, among others the painting of the Madonna with the Child, the authorship of which is attributed to Leonardo himself.
Another attraction of the square are the churches: the Frederick Church and the Church of the Holy Trinity (German Church). Both buildings are designed by one architect, although they were erected every quarter of a century apart. At the market square there is also the 18th-century town hall and the Glassiaren (Glacier) ice cream shop. Its products are very popular - meandering queues of customers are commonplace. If someone has a little time and a lot of patience, he can stand with others in a long tail and get acquainted with the taste of the famous ice cream.
Charles Crown Harbor
The sights of Karlskrona are beautiful and fully deserving of attention, but the undeniable star among the city's attractions is the port. It has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a timeless testimony of culture and history. It is he who attracts thousands of tourists to this small center, with a population of just over 30,000 inhabitants.
There are several museums in Karlskrona, including the Marinmuseum , which is the Naval Museum. It is one of the most visited facilities of this type in Sweden. There you can see a collection of galloon sculptures, take a walk through the underwater tunnel, and also fire a cannon. We find them on the island of Stumholmen.
Overnight in Sweden in a nutshell
If you want to stay as close to Karlskrona as possible, consider Dragsö Camping . It is located in the suburbs, on a lovely islet with a straight path leading to it. For a parking space for a motorhome you have to pay about SEK 155-245. The price includes accommodation for 2 people, access to electricity and Wi-Fi.
With such a large selection of islands, everyone who visits Karlskrona will find the perfect place for themselves. Whether it's the bustling Trossö or its opposite, the uninhabited Stakholmen - no matter which island you choose, a trip to the city of Charles I will be deeply remembered.
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