Skansen Lejonet

Local nameSkansen Lejonet
LocationGothenburg, Sweden

Skansen Lejonet, formally Westgötha Leijon, is a redoubt on the hill Gullberg in Gothenburg, Sweden, built in 1687-92 on the site of an earlier medieval castle. It was decommissioned in 1822 and has since served a range of other purposes.

The fortress and its twin, Skansen Kronan, were built to protect the city of Gothenburg against possible Danish attack, and thus had a similar purpose to the sea fort of New Älvsborg, which was built around the same time.

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More information and contact


Official Website

Address 25 Emerentias backe, Göteborg 41104, Sweden

Coordinates 57°42'51.428" N 11°59'22.11" E

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