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Gothenburg fortifications - Exploring the bastions

  • Beneath the fortress

    In 1624 the Swedes began construction of heavy defense structures around Gothenburg. With a bit of help from Dutch engineers they created one of the most fortified cities in Northern Europe.

    Underground fortifications in Gothenburg

  • Beneath the fortress

    Some of the tunnels are flooded.

    Underground fortifications in Gothenburg

  • Beneath the fortress

    Underground fortifications in Gothenburg

  • Beneath the fortress

    Some of the passages are extremely narrow.

    Crawling into underground fortifications in Gothenburg

  • Beneath the fortress

    Chamber beneath Carolus Rex.

    Underground fortifications in Gothenburg

  • Beneath the fortress

    Reine in underground fortifications in Gothenburg

  • Beneath the fortress

    Underground fortifications in Gothenburg

  • Beneath the fortress

    There are large stalactites hanging from the ceiling, creating by 300 years of dripping water.

    Underground fortifications in Gothenburg

  • Beneath the fortress

    Underground fortifications in Gothenburg

  • Beneath the fortress

    Underground fortifications in Gothenburg