The village of Marstrand is divided over two islands. Half of the village is located on the island of Koön, which has a connecting road to the mainland, and the other half (only 150 across the water) is located on the island of Marstrandsön. The most attractive part of the divided town of Marstrand is without a doubt the part that is on the island of Marstrandsön and that is what this page will be mainly about.
The only way to reach Marstrandsön is by boat or ferry, but it only takes a few minutes to cross over from the mainland. So let's hop on board the ferry! Just close your eyes for a minute and imagine a fresh salty sea breeze blowing through your hair, feel the warmth of the sun shining on your face, hear the sounds of seagulls in the distance and let me take you on a little virtual tour to Marstrand....
The Carlsten Fort and it´s dramatic history are best experienced on a guided tour. Those who climb up to the roof of the tower are rewarded by a magnificent view of the whole Marstrand archipelago! During the traditional fort festival, life in the 1700's is reconstructed with prisoners, soldiers and the firing of cannons.
Dinners, historical meals, conferences, historical re-enactmens etc are also arranged at the fort.