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Welcome to Bohus Fortress!

ANNO 1308

Named one of Västra Götaland’s seven wonders and a popular destination. Bohus Fortress not only offers a unique history and magnificent architecture. Here you can play, learn, eat and socialize in a genuine and culturally rich environment.

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Upcoming events
Jaktmässa
7 August
- 8 August
Nordisk stormaktstid
28 August
- 29 August
Drop-in-vigslar
4 September

Do not miss the new digital guide

Now you can go back in time through our new guide in Swedish and English.
We recommend headphones for the most optimal experience. Much pleasure!

To access the guide, you must visit this page with a mobile phone.

700 years
av nordisk historia

At the Peace of Roskilde in 1658, Bohuslän became Swedish, but Bohus Fortress had a far from peaceful existence. Since its founding in 1308, the fortress has suffered 14 sieges, but never been captured. After the Swedes became masters of Bohus, it was now instead Danes and Norwegians who besieged the fortress, but without success.

The worst siege ever took place in the summer of 1678, when 15,000 Danes and Norwegians subjected the 800 Swedish and Finnish defenders to a massive bombardment for two months.

Read more about 700 years of war, marriage and finally peace.

Barnen på Bohus Fortress

Jump in the bouncy castle, try archery or ride with our turner horse on rails. Challenge each other to tug of war, block or discover the horrific dungeons. At Bohus Fortress there is something for everyone. Discover, play and socialize in one of the country’s most educational environments.

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Crime & Punishment

1693 – 1771

While studying in Lund, Thomas was arrested for his pietistic confession and after a trial in which he boldly confessed his faith, he was sentenced to prison. He was then 35 years old.

He was then imprisoned for his faith, first 7 years at Bohus Fortress, then just over 5 years at Kalmar Fortress, then almost 5 years at Danviken Hospital and finally 25 years at Bohus again. This makes him the longest surviving prisoner in Bohus’ history.

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Queen Blanka of Namur

1320 – 1362

Blanka of Namur was born in 1320 and is the countess of what is now a province in Belgium. She became Swedish, Norwegian and Scanian queen from 1335 through her marriage to King Magnus Eriksson. The wedding takes place at Bohus Castle where the celebration takes place for several days. Bohus became the resistance of the royals for many years to come.

Together they have sons Erik, Håkan and three daughters. Håkan Magnusson was appointed king of Norway in 1343 by the Norwegian nobles.

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Thomas Leopold

1693 – 1771

While studying in Lund, Thomas was arrested for his pietistic confession and after a trial in which he boldly confessed his faith, he was sentenced to prison. He was then 35 years old.

He was then imprisoned for his faith, first 7 years at Bohus Fortress, then just over 5 years at Kalmar Fortress, then almost 5 years at Danviken Hospital and finally 25 years at Bohus again. This makes him the longest surviving prisoner in Bohus’ history.