Bild från Borggården på Varbergs fästning

Varberg Fortress

From the Middle Ages up until 1931, Varberg Fortress used to be a prison. Today, it can still hold you captive with its fascinating history. And throw light on some centuries-old mysteries.

Sometime in the 1360s, a man was killed and impaled to the bottom of a lake that later become a bog. The remains of this man, called Bockstensmann is one of the best-preserved finds in Europe. Why was he killed? Who was the murderer? Learn more about this at the exhibit at Halland Museum of Cultural History at Varberg Fortress.