Karlskrona Things to Do

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    Signpost, Karlskrona, SE
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  • Marina Museum, Karlskrona, SE
    Marina Museum, Karlskrona, SE
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    Marina Museum, Karlskrona, SE
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    Visist the Old Naval Harbour

    by nickenyfiken Updated Mar 23, 2003

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    There are lots of historically interesting buildings and technical constructions, such as for exampel the Polhem's dock and you can also get a glimpse of some naval boats or submarines (the Swedish submarines are very small, though). Guided walks are arranged by the tourist office at the big square. (Since the area is still in use by the Navy you can't go in on your own).

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    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

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    Go by dressin in the tunnel under downtown

    by nickenyfiken Written Feb 25, 2003

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    A dressin is a kind of bike which is used on railways. You can go by such ones under the central square in a tunnel which was built probably for connecting the harbour with the railway. I enjoyed this a lot when I was a kid! In the tunnel there is usually some kind of exhibition made by for example school kids, with a theme like ghosts (not too scary, though :) ) or something historical and it's a bit dark and some drops of water are falling from the roofs.

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    Sail Weekend

    by ratherton Written Sep 28, 2003

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    Russian Sail Ship

    One weekend every summer is the annual Sail Weekend in Karlskrona. Basically a load of boats come to town and there is some other entertainments going on around the harbour.

    If you are into boats and things like that and in the area when it's on, check it out.

    The picture is from Sail 2003. It's a Russian sail ship, apparently its the biggest of it's kind in the world

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    • Sailing and Boating

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    In Värmland the Tiveden...

    by Pavlik_NL Written Feb 25, 2003

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    In Värmland the Tiveden National Park is a highlight in the already magnificent nature. Here is a little lake that holds the only place in Europe where the pink waterlilly still grows in the wild. In July one can enjoy the beauty of the flower. Hikes through the park can bring you to wonderfull tops of hills from where breathtaking views show you the surrounding lakes and forestry.

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    Glass Blowing (Kosta Boda)

    by ratherton Written Apr 9, 2005

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    From the factory

    You need to hire a car for this and drive north into Småland where you will find the heart of the Swedish glass industry. Kosta Boda is one of a number of glass factories in the area. They were originally located in the forests so they were close to an unlimited supply of fuel to power the ovens. At Kosta Boda, you can watch demonstrations of glass blowing, tour the small museum and get some good value at the factory shop. You can also try your hand at glass blowing and the kids can paint their own plates.

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    Marine museum

    by Igraine Updated Jun 3, 2003

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    ships

    The whole harbour and isles in them are part of big national heritage site.

    This museum wil show you all you want to know about ships, artefacts, history etc etc. Nice modern museum to walk through. Outside there are a few ships that can be viewed.

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    The Archipelago

    by nickenyfiken Updated Feb 22, 2003

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    View of Stenshamn, one of the islands farthest out

    It is just very beautiful. I guess some more detailed description might come later on...

    I'll give the description of how to get there here, since there isn't space under any other title: Boats take off from the square Fisktorget on the central island Trossö (and from the small village Torhamn) during the summer (May-August). To the bigger islands in the inner part of the archipelago there are bridges and you can get there by busses or car or sometimes by boat. To Aspö a ferry takes off from the harbour Handelshamnen.

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    The Naval Museum

    by nickenyfiken Written Sep 8, 2002

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    A good place to visit if you are interested in, or want to learn about, ships and naval history. The building is stretching out in the sea, and one can walk around it and look at different boats and ships, which are made fast there. Inside the museum I would recommend the hall with glass walls where you can watch the sea and where the old figure-heads, which are wooden statues that were previously put on the front of ships, are exhibited. That is really a beautiful view!

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    Circo Massimo

    by nickenyfiken Updated Dec 16, 2002

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    Great circus! Great acrobats, dancers and clowns from all over the world. The Spanish clown Sousso was so terribly fun! I thought clowns were a thing mostly for children, but this one was really great. It isn't a permanent circus, shows take place in a big tent during two weeks in February every year until 2006. (During those weeks there are several different shows, and performances almost every night and afternoon). This year (2003) the shows take place in the evenings and afternoons between 5th and 16th of February.

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    Downtown Karlskrona

    by nickenyfiken Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Most shops, the cinema and the library are located at the streets Borgmästaregatan and Ronnebygatan, which are both close to the big square (which is really unusually big, the second biggest in northern Europe after the Red Square in Moscow, some people say. Nowadays one part of it is used as parking space.) On the square there is a small market every Saturday forenoon. (hm..I miss a picture here, but will add one later)

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    Take a walk at Björkholmen and...

    by nickenyfiken Written Sep 8, 2002

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    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.

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    Blekinge Tekniska Hogskolan (BTH)

    by yogb Updated Feb 7, 2004

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    East Wing BTH Karlskrona,Sweden

    Our motto is Quality and Concern. The training and education offered at the Institute are of a high quality by both national and international standards. We also make high demands on our staff when it comes to knowledge and expertise.
    Students are assured of individual attention from teaching staff thanks to the small size of our groups. The lines of communication are short and personal involvement high. As a result, we are able to cater for the needs of staff and students alike.

    Blekinge Institute of Technology has an Applied IT focus. Our aim is to occupy a leading position within this field, and to develop close links with the local community. We work closely with local industry and public organisations. Indeed, half of our research budget is directed towards such ends.

    We very much hope that you will choose to study at Blekinge Institute of Technology, and wish to assure you of a warm welcome.

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    Karskrona is not so big city...

    by E-v-i-t-a Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Karskrona is not so big city but very nice. You can take small boat and go around to look at Karlskrona from the sea, visit some islands. (realy nice man, who tells many interestings things about Karskrona and history) You can go to Marinmuseum and see for example monuments from the fronts of boats. You can also sailing, walking around, relax.

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    Marina Museum

    by gubbi1 Updated May 1, 2010
    Marina Museum, Karlskrona, SE
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    A very good museum is the Marina Museum in Karlskrona. It gives information on all aspects of civil and military sailing and boating. You will see boats, ships and get information on the life on boats. There is even a tunel with windows into the sea below the museum. I enjoyed my stay very much and spent quite some time there.

    Admission

    Winter season (October – April)
    NO CHARGE!
    Summer season (May – September)
    •Adults: 85 SEK
    •Senior Citizens: 60 SEK
    •Students: 50 SEK
    •Children 0-18 yrs: 0 SEK
    Groups of 10-24 persons: 65 SEK/person
    25 persons or more 60 SEK/person

    Opening times:

    Museum
    January – April
    Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed on Mondays)

    May
    Open every day 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    June – August
    Open every day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    September
    Open every day 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    October - December
    Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed on Mondays)

    Library and archives:
    All-year-round: Wednesdays 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

    Sloop and Longboat Shed:
    May
    Daily 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    June – August
    Daily 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    September
    Daily 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Museum vessel ships:
    May (upper deck)
    Daily 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    June – August
    Daily 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    September, (upper deck)
    Daily 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Museum Visits

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    Town Square

    by ratherton Written Nov 5, 2003
    Town Square

    The Town Square is the focal point for the town on the highest point on Trossö surrounded by symbols of religion and law (not to mention a couple of bars). In the middle is a statue of King Karl XI.

    The square is one of the largest in Northern Europe, I read somewhere that only Red Sqaure in Moscow is bigger but I can't believe that.

    At the weekends there is a market and earlier this year, there was a circus based on the town square.

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