Iron Age Forts on the island of Öland :
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Iron Age Forts on the island of Öland
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These forts were a place of refuge in case of danger, as well as a setting for ceremonies and gatherings. Some were still used in the Middle Ages. Ismanstorp (c 400) has a diameter of 125m; ramparts (3 to 4m high) with nine doors encircle the foundations of 88 houses. Gråborg is the largest fort on the island (c 450); its ramparts (up to 6m high and 11m thick) form a circle with a circumference of 640m and a diametre of 200m. Eketorp (museum) contains remains of three successive colonies established between 300 and 1300.
- Phone : 0485662000
- Website : http://www.eketorp.se
Opening hours :
- Open mid May-mid Aug 10am-6pm.