Kungälv Travel Guide

  • Kungälv
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  • Bohus fortress 1658
    Bohus fortress 1658
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  • Old streets
    Old streets
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Kungälv Things to Do

  • Medieval weekend at Bohus fortress

    Every summer there is a medieval festival at the 700 year old Bohus fortress in Kungälv.In 2009 it will be the weekend of 17 - 19 of July.The fortress and the surroundings are filled with people looking more or less like they belong to a long gone time. There is a King and a Queen, there are knights, soldiers, horses, merchants, musicians,...

  • Marstrand

    A wonderful place in the archipelago outside Kungälv, Marstrand is the major sailing centre in west coast Sweden and where you will find yachts you would have to rob a bank to be able to afford, but where you can also just relax, walking around on cliffs overlooking the archipelago, or explore Carlsten's Fortress which you can see in the distance...

  • Kungälv Church

    From 1679-80, this is a nice little church, primarily famous for being where author Pär Lagerkvist (see my Växjö page) got married. It has a nice position in Kungälv's old square, close to the fortress.

  • Three Kings' Stone

    Outside the fortress is this stone to commemorate a meeting in 1101 between the Norwegian king Magnus Barefoot, Swedish king Inge Stenkilsson and Danish king Erik Ejegod who wanted peace in their region.

  • Bohus Fästning

    Bohus fortress, started by king Haakon Magnusson in 1308, was the gateway to Norway from the south. If you want to get more of an idea of its impressive size, have a look at the travelogue below. In 1346, St Bridget stayed here for a while and even had one of her revelations. Most of the fortress was otherwise built during the Danish rule of Norway...

  • Old Kungälv

    A bit of a misnomer since the old town was further down the river, but this is the oldest part of what is today the town centre. Not far from the fortress, you stroll here when you move between it and the shopping area. Have a look at the second travelogue below to see more than these two photos. To be ctd.


Kungälv Hotels

  • Fars Hatt Hotel

    Torget 2, Kungalv, SE

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

Kungälv Restaurants

  • Great pub

    We went here to have a look since it said "English pub" and that always attracts our attention as you usually laugh at it with an Englishman in the family. This turned out to be one of those exceptions as the place was great. Friendly people and good food and the most amazing thing was that it smelt of English pub which is unusual in Sweden. Also...

  • Local gourmet

    In the green house in the far distance lies what is probably Kungälv's best restaurant. Adjacent to it is a shop with delicatessen and in summer, there are barbecue evenings. I never had time to try it out myself this time but the menu looks gorgeous and the setting is great in the old square. Apart from an a la carte showing a lot of West coast...

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Kungälv Off The Beaten Path

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    Walk trough a piece of westcoast inland

    by Spader Updated Feb 25, 2005

    After a walk trough the local suburbia, take a jump into the woods and experience a typical forest of the westcoast (maybe even Sweden?). Take the local bus "Kungarundan" from the busstation to "Olseröd" and the final station. Walk trough the villa area across the street for about 10 min towards the old farm. Then just head towards the trees. Or just ask people for the way to a good hike!

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    • Budget Travel
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Road Trip

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