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Very interesting and unique

This place is very unique and very well worth a visit. A high level of preservation and a fantastic... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
dgjohansson
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Ronneby, Sweden
The cold war

A bunker that was built during the 1950's in case of Soviet Union attacking Sweden. The guide took... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Birgitta S
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Lund, Sweden
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

This place is very unique and very well worth a visit. A high level of preservation and a fantastic nature around the place. The outside (including some of the guns) and the restaurant is possible to visit without a guide, but entering the impressive underground...More

Thank dgjohansson
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A bunker that was built during the 1950's in case of Soviet Union attacking Sweden. The guide took us through most of it during 1,5 hours. It was very interesting (even if you're not into wars).

Thank Birgitta S
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

It’s a really cool place to visit and you can follow a guide around and inside a closedown military base on a island outside of Härnösand. You can drive by car and take the free ferry boats over to the island. You need to pay...More

Thank Liza L
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Spread out bunkers in the woods with canons and interesting old equipment buried and attached to the rock. Lots of tools for war spread out along the path to the restaurant. Intersting to see it up close like that. Excellent views over the east and...More

Thank Squeekie
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great site to get a feeling for the cold war and the preparations for a big conflict. Easy to walk around, good facilities.

Thank PinballCowboy
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A well preserved military installation, closed in the 90s after the end of the Cold War. If you like military hardware and history the guided tour is very interesting. The view outside is spectacular (the cannons could fire at ships 30 kilometers away, beyond the...More

Thank Lars W
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

A fascinating place from another time... It is not often you can walk about in history like this! This place deep inside a mountain gives you a very vivid picture of what it was like to be a soldier with the task of defending the...More

Thank Nilsdotter
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

This is a very interesting piece of the Swedish history. A military underground fort that was in use until the 80s. We took the guided tour, and had an excellent guide, very knowledgable and funny. After the tour which lasts about 1,5 hour take the...More

Thank Ninnanorr
Reviewed 21 July 2015

This was a secret cold war site that is now fully open to the public. Above ground there is a great range of military equipment on display and from the cliff tops, the views from cannon placements outstanding. Not easy to find but if you...More

2  Thank Emanpee
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The fortress Hemsö Fästning have the last years been transfomed to be a site to visit. The Defence Forces have moved out, and the island Hemsön is now available and possible to show to everyone. The fortress was built in the 50th as a barrier...More

1  Thank BengtW
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