Hotell Siesta-Karlskrona

Borgmastaregatan 5, Karlskrona, Sweden, 37131, SE
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How can I go to stockholm from karlskrona by train?

by piscesgw

I have two questions , need your help.
1. How can I go to stockholm by train ? where is the railway station ?

2. Is the railway station still in service in the weekend (Sta and Sun day)?

Many thanks.

RE: How can I go to stockholm from karlskrona by train?

by Sjalen

There are about six connections a day. Most involve a change at little Alvesta which is a railway junction where you catch the high speed trains between (Copenhagen)/Malmö and Stockholm. Some also involve a change at even tinier Emmaboda so expect anything from 4 hrs 40 to 6 hrs 10 to get to Stockholm.

Travel Tips for Karlskrona

Go down to the harbour. It's...

by mathewjohn

Go down to the harbour. It's beautiful. There are boats by the side. There is also a floating restaurant. A bridge connects the mainland with a small islet. From this hilly islet, you get a good view of Karlskrona. My best memory would be how pretty the whole town is. It's a quiet town even during peak hours. There aren't that many people living here. They are pretty friendly. Go to the souvenir shops by the harbour.

Santa Lucia (Christmas)

by ratherton

As mentioned in my Swedish Christmas tip (which I know you have read), the Santa Lucia is an important figure in the celebrations. If you spend any time in Sweden around Christmas, you will see girls dressed up in shopping arcades and other places usually singing a little song. I don't know what it means but once you hear it, it will stay in your mind for a long time.

Natten går tunga fjät runt gård och stuva.
Kring jord som sol förlät, skuggorna ruva.
Då i vårt mörka hus, stiger med tända ljus,
Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia.
Natten var stor och stum. Nu hörs det svingar,
i alla tysta rum, sus som av vingar.
Se på vår tröskel står vitkläd, med ljus i hår,
Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia.
"Mörkret skall flykta snart ur jordens dalar."
Så hon ett underbart ord till oss talar.
Dagen skall åter gry, stiga ur rosig sky,
Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia.

Take a walk at Björkholmen and...

by nickenyfiken

Take a walk at Björkholmen and look at the cute old houses!
At the beginning (some hundred years ago), Björkholmen was an island in Karlskrona where the workers from the shipyard lived in their small houses. This photo is from around the year 1900 (it may look a bit grey and boring), but nowadays many of the small houses are still left, and they're painted in different nice colours and have cute small gardens behind them.

Karlskrona

by ratherton

This is the town in Sweden where I worked for more than six years. Traditionally, Karlskrona has been a Naval base (dating back to the 17th century) and more recently it has attracted several Telecoms companies.

The old spelling of the name is Carlskrona and the town is listed as a World Hertiage Site.

The contrast between summer and winter is incredible. Some of the Swedes I work with who originate from further north, think Karlskrona is quite a dark place in the winter. This is due to the fact we don't get as much snow as they do 'up north'.

In the summer, the town and surrounding area is at it's best. There are numerous beaches and the sea temperature rises about 20 degrees.

"About the Town"

King Karl XI founded the town in 1680 to help strengthen the control of the Baltic. 33 islands form the town, the main one is Trossö.

Until a few years ago, apart from the residents, the town was exclusively a naval base where many Swedes came to do their national service.

Karlskrona was once the point of a major incident during the Cold War when a Russian submarine ran aground. The Swedes didn't want to let it go and the Russians wanted it back. Eventually, it was all sorted out.

More recently, Karlskrona has experienced strong IT growth with many companies locating here and the Telecom City network has been established.

"Unique Karlskrona"

Like any town, any where in the world, there are small stories I can tell you which are unique to Karlskrona. Some are strange and some are funny. These are a few I've chosen to share with you:

1. Burger King Went Bust. One of the most successful fast food chains in the world with a prime location on Ronnebygatan but it still went bust.

2. A couple of years ago I was driving home from work and found part of the town closed off by the police. Later, I found out that the top floor of the fire station had burnt down.

3. Earlier this summer, I went into a jewellers as my watch strap needed repairing (it needed a new pin). The guy went into the back to fix it and after 10 minutes (and lots of swearing) he came out, handed me the pin and said he didn't have time to fix it. When I got home I had a look at it and the pin was too short - great jeweller.

4. The optician wasn't much better. A friend broke the arm off a pair of glasses. The jeweller couldn't match the colour (not even close) but said it didn't matter as no-one could see both sides at the same time. He also wanted 2.000sek ($250)

The archipelago and coast around Karlskrona

by gubbi1

Around Karlskrona you will find a beautiful coast with many islands. It is the most southern archipelago of Sweden and contains around 6500 islands. Some larger ones are connected by bridges. Get an overview of the area by just looking on the maps of google.

After leaving Karlskrona I had a short stop with view to town...

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