The Historical adventure tour at Karlsborg Fortress


The Historical adventure tour at Karlsborg Fortress

Exciting effects, cannons, gun shots, smoke and enemy attacks…
A guided tour to remember!


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.

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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: +46-50517350


Opening hours

The timetable for the summer season 2018 will be updated soon!

We book groups all year around!

Price information

Adult: 130 SEK  
Child 7-15 year 110 SEK 
Child 0-6 years free accompanied by an adult 


Groups - booking year around!

Groups up to 20 pers: minimum 2300 SEK 
(max 40 pers / group). 
Between 21 - 40 pers: 115 SEK / adult, 90 SEK / child (7-15 years). 

School groups - special offer - contact us


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 at Befälsgatan 6 just outside the fortress - where also the tours starts.

Sadly the tour is not feasible with stroller, wheelchair or walker.

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

Dogs may not be brought on the tour.

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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.

Ticket can be purchased at the box office on Befälsgatan 6 just outside the fortress.