The big adventure at the Fortress of Karlsborg


The big adventure at the Fortress of Karlsborg

Exciting effects, cannons, gun shots, smoke and enemy attacks…

A guided tour to remember!

The Adventure Tour at Karlsborg Fortress

Exciting effects, cannon bursts, gunshots, smoke and enemy attacks…

The adventure tour at the fortress is like nothing else – more like an action film than a regular guided tour.

The guided tour begins with a film about life at the fortress in the middle of the 19th century. Suddenly viewers are drawn into the exciting film and led through dark vaults and twisting passageways into the old fortress on a guided tour with plenty of adventure and special effects.

The moat caponniere has an interesting exhibit with authentic settings from the 1860s. See the commander’s home, with a cannon in the parlour, the secret restaurant and the vault of the National Bank, filled with hundreds of gold bars.

You can also have a closer look at the commander’s office, Bulta-Majas restaurant, and part of the armour.

The adventure tour at the Karlsborg Fortress lasts about one hour and 45 minutes.

Ticket sales and start for guided tours: The shop Fästningsboden at the fortress market square.

Parking: lots outside the fortress, please follow road signs.

You can book group tours all year round at Karlsborgs Turism AB.

Phone: +46 (0)505-173 50

Book online

Contact information

Karlsborgs Turism AB - Fästningen
Storgatan 65

Phone: +46-50517355


Opening hours


1/5 - 2/5
1.15 pm

15/5 - 16/5
1.15 pm

11.15 am, 1.15 pm

7 - 14/6
11.15 am

15 - 18/6
11.15 am, 1.15 pm

20 - 28/6
11.15 am, 1.15 pm

29/6 - 5/7
11.15 am, 12.15 pm, 2.15 pm

6/7 - 2/8
11.15 am, 12.15 pm, 1.15 pm, 2.15 pm, 3.15 pm

3 - 9/8
11.15 am, 12.15 pm, 2.15 pm

10 - 16/8
11.15 am, 1.15 pm

Monday - Friday 11.15 am
Saturdag - Sunday 11.15 am, 1.15 pm


11.15, 13.15

11.15, 13.15

We book groups all year around!

Price information


The adventure tour

Adults: 130 SEK 
Children: 110 SEK  (7-12 years old)
Free for children 0-6 year with parents.

Combined tickets

Entrance to the museum of the Fortress and the adventure tour.
Adults: 160 SEK 
Children: 120 SEK


Groupbooking all year around. We can arrange guided tours in English and German.

If you need a guided tour in another language, please contact us!
+46 (0)505-17350


The guided tour takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes

Buy your tickets online.

You can book up until the night before you want to go.

To buy tickets on the day of the tour, head to the box office in the square of the fortress.

Remember to buy the ticket no later than 15 minutes before the start so you have time to start. The tour takes about 1.45 hours

It is not recommended to bring a baby stroller, wheelchair or walker.

Dogs may not be brought on the tour.


From Gothenburg: take the E20 to Skara (via Lerum, Alingsås, Vårgårda and Vara). From Skara, take road 49 to Karlsborg (via Skövde and Tibro). In Karlsborg, drive straight through the first roundabout, then follow signs for the Fortress (Fästningen).
(Appr. 200 km).

From Stockholm. Take the E20 to Örebro, south of Örebro choose road 50 towards Jönköping and Motala. After Askersund, take road 49 towards Karlsborg. In Karlsborg follow signs for the Fortress (Fästningen) and park outside the walls.
(Appr. 300 km).

If you take public transportation :

Incoming by train or bus to Skövde Central Station , will then change to bus 400 , 401 against Karlsborg, the journey takes about 57 minutes. You arrive then to Karlsborgs bus station from where it can take you up to the fortress on foot.

Tickets are sold in the shop in the fortress square. Welcome!