Things to see and do - Kungälv
Kungälv Travel guide
Kungälv : Michelin's recommendations
Destroyed several times, Kungälv was rebuilt at the foot of the mighty Bohus Fortress, on the island of Fästningsholmen, in 1613. Then, in 1676, the town was moved and built along a single road, due to lack of space. Nowadays, Gamla Torget, Östra Gatan and Västra Gatan, with their attractive wooden buildings (18C-19C) painted in pastel colours, make up the town's picturesque centre. The timber church was built in 1679 and its plain white exterior belies the richly coloured Baroque interior.
Tourist attractions Kungälv : Things to see and do
S - 442 81 Kungälv
Founded in 1308 to defend this marshy region, the fortress played a decisive role in the Nordic Seven Years War (1563-1570). King Chrisian IV of Denmark added star-shaped bastions around the castle, which was converted into a Renaissance palace. Afte..
S - 442 67 Marstrand
The fortress (Carlstens fästning), begun shortly after the Treaty of Roskilde (1658), overlooks the town and offers a splendid view of the coast and neighbouring islands.
Rådhusgatan 2 S - 442 67 Marstrand
Dating back to 1892, this elegant hotel is set in a former royal summer residence on Marstrand island. All rooms feature individual décor, a flat-screen TV and minibar. Wi-Fi is free. Grand Hotel Marstrand’s classic-style rooms offer unique features..
Carlstens Fästning S - 442 67 Marstrand
Hamngatan 35 S - 442 67 Marstrand
This waterfront hotel is on the island of Marstrand, 100 metres from the Ferry Terminal. It provides free Wi-Fi and sauna access, a restaurant and apartments with a fully equipped kitchen. A living room with cable TV and a bathroom with shower are s..