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Karnan - the keep of Helsingborg

Slottshagsparken, Helsingborg 252 23, Sweden
+46 42 10 59 91
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Very nice experience

Symbol of Helsingborg, Karnan is worth a visit! If you would like to know something more about the... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
via mobile
Absolute Dissapoint - Under Construction/Renovation

Very disappointed to arrive. Lift was being fixed. Luckily it was available a short while later... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Angela C
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The Karnan tower is a place to visit for the whole family. In the beautiful Slottshagsparken above Terasstrapporna in the centre of Helsingborg you’ll find the medieval Karnan castle tower. Karnan is about 35 metres high and it’s worth every single step up the stairs to reach the top and enjoy the magnificent views over the harbour, Oresund and Helsingor. There is a long and adventurous, rather narrow spiral staircase leading to the top, but the stunning view makes it worth the effort. The Karnan tower was built in the early 1300s. The tower was part of a major castle site that had the status of “riksborg” (national castle) in the medieval and early Danish empire. Nowadays, it is the symbol and brand of the city of Helsingborg.
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Slottshagsparken, Helsingborg 252 23, Sweden
+46 42 10 59 91
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Symbol of Helsingborg, Karnan is worth a visit! If you would like to know something more about the city, I suggest a stop here! The atmosphere around it is also great!

Thank laura_caprioli
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed to arrive. Lift was being fixed. Luckily it was available a short while later. There are no stairs so forced to use the lift but they charge to use the lift. When you get up there is a nice view. However, as the...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Karnan tower offers beautiful views of the city and the ocean. I enjoyed the audio tour which was part of the fee. Do listen to the audio story - knowing about the history makes this visit more interesting. If you are in Helsingborg, do...More

Thank CAManSon
Reviewed 8 September 2017

All that is left from the castle is this medieval tower. It is the only part remaining of a larger Danish fortress which, along with the fortress Kronborg on the opposite of Øresund, controlled the entranceway between Kattegat and Øresund and further south the Baltic...More

2  Thank George A
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This castle is opposite hamlets castle in Denmark. Less is left than its Dainish counterpart but what is here is good. Dressing up options for the children, great views from the top. It was raining and the staff gave me an umbrella and let me...More

1  Thank simonjulian
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Karnan offers a Great view of the city as well as the ocean and Denmark across the water! You will truly enjoy it!

Thank Stefan O
Reviewed 6 September 2017

In the center of Swedens 8th town according to populationsize. Is this old bulding. Its a small fee for entrence then there are lots of steps with servrel floor to paus on and read some history of the buliding, the town and the history of...More

Thank Calle101
Reviewed 30 August 2017

When you get to read a bit of the story behind Helsingborg hen you get the importance of this tower.

Thank Dani L
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Yesterday again and it is a fantastic construction but the history behind it is even more fantastic, many years ago this was the place for kanons to keep the danes on tehre side of Öresund.

Thank Jens H
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We wanted to ride the ferry across from Helsingor to Helsingborg, and once we're on the Sweden side, just walked to Karnan and the surround areas. The tower itself isn't too impressive but you get to (paid) to go up the tower to get a...More

Thank HaDa2000
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Response from CaseyandSue | Reviewed this property |
There is no entrance fee, just a charge to use the lift. But there are stairs for free.