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Karnan - the keep of Helsingborg

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Address: 1 Slottshagsgatan, Helsingborg 252 23, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 42 10 59 91
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In the beautiful Slottshagsparken above Terasstrapporna in the centre of...

In the beautiful Slottshagsparken above Terasstrapporna in the centre of Helsingborg you’ll find the medieval Kärnan castle tower. Kärnan 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, Öresund and Helsingör.Kärnan will close for restauration on the 5th of november.

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The best views of Helsingborg

Helsingborg is an interesting small town on the Swedish side of the straits between Denmark and Sweden. Pleasant to stroll around and great views from the keep on the hill... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Helsingborg is an interesting small town on the Swedish side of the straits between Denmark and Sweden. Pleasant to stroll around and great views from the keep on the hill behind the town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best places to visit. Every time I had been to Helsingborg, I have always visited this place. From the Karnan you can see the coastline of Helsingor and almost all of Helsingborg. The Karnan tower is their historical heritage and a must see. Wonderful place. Do go there!

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Gottmadingen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

When you visit Helsingborg at a clear day, the visit of Kärnan is a must-do. Each level in the tower offers an interesting insight into history and when you finally enter the top, you are given a great view over town and towards Denmark. Worth the fee!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Climb the hundreds of steps from the square below ( or take the lift/ Hiss in Swedish), (passing the rushing fountains halfway up)for a spectacular view of Helsingborg and across to Elsinore in Denmark. Watch the continuous ferries ply to and fro or wander under the trees. There are a few places to shelter if you get caught in a... More 

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Landskrona, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

It was nice to climb up 35m high tower to admire the views on such a beautiful day. It costs about 5€ and you can see the exposition of historical facts on different floors of the tower. You can even try some medieval clothes on! But the terrace on the top and the views was the best of it all... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Hotel Tornet which was located next to the park with Karnan. We walked from the center of town up the steps and found our way to this great location with beautiful views of the city. Great learning the history of the castle and its enforcements.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

If you can climb up lots of steps, then don't miss this! I can't but my nimble granddaughter can, and enjoyed the experience.

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Köping, Västmanlands Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The best time to visit Kärnan is after dark. Summer or vinter does not matter. At night the lights makes it beatiful. A photo place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped on a whim during our drive from Malmö to Göteborg and decided to pull off in Helsingborg. What a great surprise! While the shops were closed (it was Sunday), that only meant there were fewer people to deal with. Karnan is an amazing structure with great views from the top!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Fantastic view over the entire town, the sea and Danish shoreline! Free entrance, nice restaurant on top...has some historic spirit. Next to St Mary church.

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