Fascinating history at Landskrona Citadel

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Landskrona castle, the Citadel, was built in 1549-1559 by Christian III of Denmark. The fortress offers a fascinating history, which you can learn more about on a guided tour.

 

During the 1660s, the Citadel was developed into the most modern fortress in the Nordic region. It is the only preserved landfall fortress in Sweden and it has been a listed and protected building since 1935.
From the early 18th century, the fortress was used as a prison; in 1827, it became a prison for those serving life sentences. During the 20th century, it served as a forced labour facility for women until 1940.

 

Today, the Citadel area is a lovely, green place to hang out. It offers a large playground, fishing in the moat, and a café. During the summer, you can join a guided tour that takes you through grand banquetting halls, prison towers and dungeons.

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