Skansen Crown

Skansen Kronan is a redoubt in the district of Haga of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Skansen Kronan was built in the later half of the 17th century according to the plans of Erik Dahlberg. Skansen Kronan was introduced in 1698 and was fitted with 23 guns. The roof was not completed until 1700. Skansen has 4-5 metre thick walls made of granite, gneiss and diabase. Skansen Kronan was never attacked and the cannons on the inside have never been used.

The fortress and the twin counterpart, Skansen Lejonet, were built as part of the defenses against possible Danish attack on Gothenburg from the south, and thus had a similar purpose as the Älvsborg Fortress.

The fortress - originally built outside the city walls - is today situated in the city centre of Gothenburg on a hill in the city district of Haga. It was used as a military museum until 2004. Today Skansen Kronan is a private facility for conferences and private parties.

Other sources
  • Mattsson, Britt-Marie (1992) Parkernas Göteborg (Göteborg: AB Långedrag, Tryckeri AB Framåt) ISBN 91-630-1016-X
  • Schånberg, Sven; Stig Allan Agroth (1989) Vid Skansbergets fot : Hagastudier i bild och ord (Göteborg) ISBN 91-85786-21-7
  • Rhedin, Per (1996) Med hammare, sax och tång: En liten historik om plåtslageriet i Göteborg, (utgiven av Göteborgs Bleck- & Plåtslagaremästareförening) ISBN 91-630-4459-5

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