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Activities on New Älvsborg Fortress

Welcome to New Älvsborg Fortress - a historic site with plenty of exciting activities to offer! Here, you can experience a unique blend of old and new through our wide range of activities that cater to both young and old. Whether you're interested in history, culture, or adventure, we have something for you.

Visit our exhibition

New Älvsborg Fortress History

New Älvsborg Fortress has a long and fascinating history that spans several centuries. The fortress was originally built to protect the Swedish harbor from enemies and to serve as a marker of Sweden's borders. Over the years, Nya Älvsborg has undergone many changes and played a significant role in several historical events. Today, visitors can delve into this exciting history through guided tours and various exhibitions that provide a fascinating insight into the fortress's rich cultural heritage.

Here, you can experience Sweden's history and gain a deeper understanding of the importance of the fortress throughout the years.

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Buy tickets

To visit New Älvsborg Fortress, you can take a ferry from one of the various ferry terminals. Ferry tickets include admission to the fortress. We have partnerships with several ferry companies.


After exploring Nya Älvsborg Fortress, you can relax and enjoy something delicious to eat or drink in our cozy café. We serve everything from traditional Swedish pastries to lighter lunches, made with local and organic ingredients.

  • Coffee and tea
  • Freshly baked pastries and sweets such as cinnamon buns, cookies, and cakes
  • Light lunch options like sandwiches and salads
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Ice cream

We are constantly working to update and expand our menu to offer our visitors the very best. We look forward to welcoming you to our café at Nya Älvsborg Fortress!

Visit us for a relaxing moment in a unique and historic setting. Welcome!

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Activities for all ages

At New Älvsborg Fortress, there are games for all ages - from treasure hunts to obstacle courses and traditional games. Games and activities are fun and entertaining, and they can help create strong bonds and a sense of community among visitors. Visit us and discover a wide range of enjoyable and challenging games for all ages!


Children and adults

Activities for the whole family


If you have any questions that are not answered below, you are always welcome to contact us via email or phone.

Can I bring my own food and drinks to New Älvsborg Fortress?

Yes, it is allowed to bring your own food and drinks to New Älvsborg Fortress.

Where are the ferry terminals for New Älvsborg Fortress located?

You can read more about the available ferry terminals on the tickets page.

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Nya Älvsborgs Fästning 426 76 Västra Frölunda

Opening Hours

May 4 - June 2: Every weekend and public holiday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

June 3 - September 1: EVERY day 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

September 7 - October 13: Every weekend and public holiday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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