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City Highlights w/ Old Naval Shipyard

Karlskrona, Suécia

City Highlights w/ Old Naval Shipyard

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  • 3
    h Duração estimada

Dive into the extraordinary history of Karlskrona, a 17th-century city purpose-built to be a naval stronghold. You’ll get a fine initial overview of town from the top of its highest point, Brewer Hill. Karlskrona’s basic layout and many of its earliest buildings have stood the test of time, as you’ll see as you pass the 1699 Admiralty Park clock tower and begin a guided walk through the UNESCO-listed Old Naval Shipyard. Centuries ago, the specialized architecture and facilities built here catapulted Karlskrona to the leading edge of military technology. Still standing proud are the 18th-century Wasa Shed, large enough to house a 70-gun warship, and the Polhem dry dock, advanced for 1724 and still in operation today. But the shipyard’s runaway stunner is the 1692 Ropewalk, Sweden’s longest wooden building. It needed to be lengthy – this is where ship-sized nautical ropes were made; you’ll see how in an enlightening demonstration. Continuing your city survey by panoramic coach, you’ll spin through a historical neighborhood where dockworkers have always lived. In the city center, you’ll enjoy a guided walk that showcases Karlskrona’s baroque skyline, and have some free time to explore further on your own.

Highlights

  • Tour Karlskrona’s Old Naval Shipyard, whose collection of plus-sized naval landmarks includes the longest wooden building in Sweden – built over 300 years ago.
  • Admire this unique island-hopping city from its highest point, Brewer Hill.
  • Take a panoramic drive through a neighborhood where dockworkers have lived for generations
  • Enjoy a guided walk and free time in the city center, known for its well-preserved baroque buildings.

Need to Know:

This tour includes approximately 90 minutes of moderate walking and standing, plus any additional walking done at guests’ discretion during free time. Some gravel and cobblestone surfaces are involved. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of ability before participating. As this tour enters a military area, you will need to provide your passport number in advance and all participants must carry their passport with them on the tour.

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ATRIBUTOS DE ATIVIDADE

Tipo de excursão:

Passeios panorâmicos & pela cidade
Marcos históricos

Nível de atividade:

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  • 2
    Moderado
  • 3
    Desafiador
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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