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Hallands Kulturhistoriska Museum och Varbergs fastning

Varbergs Fastning, Varberg, Varberg Municipality 432 44, Sweden
+46 340 828 30
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I always bring tourists here

I have visited this museum more times than I can count. As a foreigner living in Sweden, I get lots... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Gothenburg, Sweden
Some really interesting things

It is maybe not expected to find something special in a smaller city like Varberg. However, here... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Thomas H
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“worth a visit” (3 reviews)
“west coast” (2 reviews)
Varbergs Fastning, Varberg, Varberg Municipality 432 44, Sweden
+46 340 828 30
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

I have visited this museum more times than I can count. As a foreigner living in Sweden, I get lots of visitors and this is where I take them. It's an ok museum, but if you aren't fluent in Swedish then you can't read about...More

Thank Dre_Dubz
Reviewed 12 September 2017

It is maybe not expected to find something special in a smaller city like Varberg. However, here you can find one of the oldest men in Sweden. Not much left, but he has been reconstructed, and his cloths are still rather intact after hundreds of...More

1  Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Bockstenmannen is really nice, but that is pretty much it for the museum. Most of the castle can be visited without paying the entrance, so just do that. From the top there is a good view of the town and beach. The museum has chosen...More

Thank Morten R
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I have spent a lot of time in Varberg and I have visited the old museum quite a few times as a child and as an adult however this was the first time since the refurbishment. I think the entrance fee is quite important, 100...More

Thank Croccofant
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The fasting itself (apart from the museum) was closed, so don't expect to be able to look inside but you can take a walk around. It was very windy when we were there, so be prepared. The museum requires an entry fee. It is interesting,...More

Thank Scotty2525
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Varbergs fästning is a beautiful place to visit in Varberg. Structures inside this medieval fortress seem to be functional to these days with houses, lodging and cafe. The entrance gate characterizes the age of this fortress. This is not the typical tourist trap. It is...More

1  Thank joclaves
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Interested in history in general and west coast Sweden in detail , go and visit this museum. Walking distance from parking lots at harbour area. Facilities for eating etc. all within the castle area. Close to the sand beach at "kall badhuset".

1  Thank geomapSweden
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Loved walking around the fortress, it is wonderfully maintained, it has great pathways and is easy to get around. You get some nice views from the fortress walls. Circumnavigating the walls was also a nice walk.

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We were here on a day with blue sky and sun. Got a beautiful view of the ocean and the city. Took a stroll on the walls around the fortress. We didn't enter the museum. But the fortress itself is really worth a visit. Don't...More

Thank Hermanadelviento
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We very much enjoyed the exhibition on the local painters - better display and explanation on Swedish artists than in some major galleries. Bicycle museum not really for us but might interest others. Not a lot to do otherwise in the fortress.

Thank Dewi C
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