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
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..
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.
Varvskajen 2 S - 44030 Marstrand
Facing the picturesque island of Marstrand and the Skagerrak Sea, this waterfront hotel features a restaurant and a spa. The air-conditioned rooms come with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. The rooms of Marstrands Havshotell feature Scandinavian desi..
Långgatan 6 S - 440 30 Marstrand
Nautic is situated on Marstrand Island, 100 metres from the seaside promenade and 5 minutes’ walk from the ferry dock. It provides a café, free Wi-FI and en-suite rooms with a TV. Some of Nautic’s guest rooms offer views of Marstrand’s marina and th..
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..