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Hallands Kulturhistoriska Museum och Varbergs fastning

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Address: Varbergs Fastning, Varberg, Varberg Municipality 432 44, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 340 828 30
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Great view from the fortress

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
Hermanadelviento
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 miss it!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Halle (Saale), Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The people were very nice and help you whenever you need it. It wasn't that cheap (10€ adults, 8€ students), but the parking was free. It was interesting to see and they had audio guides for those who don't speak swedish. But if you speak swedish you should absolutly join the tour! They turned the tour into a little theater!... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

First of all: It is a historic place and there is a very good view from the castle. The museum had a lot to give: An excellent exhibition of local art from around 1880-1900 that is just like french impressionism. Wonderful paintings. Then an exhibition on the local cultural history and an exhibition of bicycles that was very good

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Thank Richardt H
Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We visit the castle every time we are in Varberg on vacation. Both to sit there and enjoy the view over the city and the sea, and to visit the exiting museum. This year we also had a guided tour which was a play. It was very fun, but notice that the play is in Swedish.

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Thank DanNorway
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I visited with my husband many years after childhood visits so it was nostalgic for me and new to him. I speak Swedish but he doesn't. We were given headsets for what was described as an English audio tour and were disappointed to find that there were only a very limited number of points in the exhibition that this worked,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Worth a stroll around. But not 100sek to enter the museum. It's basically a rubish exhibition crowned by a 700 year old skeleton.

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Skurup, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Hallands Kulturhistoriska Museum och Varbergs fästning is mainly known - if it's known at all - for two absolutely unique objects. 1) The bullet (actually a button) that allegedly killed king Charles XII 2) The Bocksten Man, or rather, the remains of a man killed and then impaled in the 14th century and his clothing. There is a whole room... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This small museum convey the history of the coastal area south of Gothenburg in a very effective way. The museum is located inside the fortress and looking out the deep set windows at the near by ocean it's easy to imagine yourself being there in the 16th century. You are also told the fascinating story about the very well preserved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

I didn't get the chance to visit the museum however the view of and on top of the rocks of Varberg fortress is very relaxing specially in summer with a beautiful breeze along a gorgeous beach view. A terrace is also available that has recently open for lunch/dinner or just drinks which u have to visit to enjoy the view... More 

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