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Trip Planner: Europe / Sweden / West Coast / Vastra Gotaland County / Gothenburg / Skansen Lejonet
Skansen Lejonet ("the Lion Sconce"), formally Westgötha Leijon ("the Westrogothic Lion"), 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.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Skansen Lejonet by using our Gothenburg online travel planner.
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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Not much to see except the view. Steep climb up the steps from Haga district. Best on this freezing December day was the timber hut cafe. Very traditional with open fire and hot chocolate with...
Not much to see except the view. Steep climb up the steps from Haga district. Best on this freezing December day was the timber hut cafe. Very traditional with open fire and hot chocolate with... more »
This place is literally a brother of Lviv High Castle in my home Ukrainian city! An impressive panorama, lots of young people and a park around.
This place is literally a brother of Lviv High Castle in my home Ukrainian city! An impressive panorama, lots of young people and a park around. more »
Nice part of Swedish history. 24 feet thick walls!
Not my favorit i gothenburg 😅😂
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