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Christmas at Carlsten Fortress

8 November, 2018 at 11:00 - 11 November, 2018 at 16:00

Open: Thursday 11am-7pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
Admission: 80:-/pers, children under 12 years
free admission in the company of the guardian.

Feel free to bring cash when shopping by the exhibitors due to poor coverage inside the walls.

Welcome to Christmas at Carlsten Fortress in beautiful Marstrand
Carlsten Fortress was built in the second half of the 17th century and was in use as a fortress until 1882 when it ceased to belong to the fixed defense. The fortress continued to be used by the armed forces in various ways until 1993 when the coastal reconnaissance radar in Karlstenstornet was removed.

For a long time there were prisoners at the fortress where the most famous is Lasse-Maja who was held captive for 26 years.
The last prisoners left Marstrand in 1888.

During the second weekend in November, The Swedish Christmas traditions take centre stage at Carlsten Fortress. In day three, Christmas Mass is held here. The entire fortress is dressed in Christmas garb as the area is adorned with Christmas decorations and illuminated by marchers.

At the fair you will meet several of the country's best craftsmen. It is a unique opportunity to take part in quality crafts in all its forms. Blacksmiths, straw craftsmen, ceramicists, textile craftsmen, woodworkers and food artisans exhibit their own works. The chances of finding a christmas present or two are great. The works are bought directly by the craftsman without expensive intermediaries.

The food stall is an attraction for several senses. Smells, flavors, sounds and light get your attention together, take the opportunity to taste! In the food stall there is everything for the Christmas table. Freshly cooked mulled wine, homemade sweets and freshly baked bread are just some of the delicacies that lead you to the food stall.

Don't miss a visit to the café or restaurant that is open during the fair....

Welcome to the Christmas Fair at Carlsten Fortress. A great opportunity to hang out, have a good time and think ahead to perhaps our dearest holiday – Christmas.


8 November, 2018 at 11:00
11 November, 2018 at 16:00