Vybild över Varbergs fästning
Foto: Natalie Greppi

Hallands kulturhistoriska museum (Halland Museum of Cultural History)

From the Middle Ages up until 1931, Varberg Fortress used to be a prison. Visit Halland’s Cultural History Museum inside the courtyard of the fortress and you will still be held captive with the region’s fascinating tales and history.

The oldest parts of the fortress date from the 13th century and were built by count Jacob Nielsen. Today there are several different activities on the fortress. The remains of the Bocksten Man and his unique dress from the 14th century, as well as the Kulknappen – the shot that is assumed to have killed Carl XII – can be viewed here.