Varberg. Varberg Fortress
We are in the heart of the Swedish Varberg; the camera on the central square of the town is directed toward the North Sea coast, where Varberg Fortress is located. The ancient fort was built at the end of the 13th century, to protect the local population from the Danish king Eric VI. In 1305, a few years after the construction of the fortification, the Varberg Fortress and half of the district was owned by the Norwegians, who actively participated in the construction of the fortress.
In the 14th century, the Varberg fortress was built up to the castle. In the 16th century, after many years of prosperity, the fortress was partially destroyed. In 1645, it became Swedish. For 200 years, the fortress was used as a military base (until 1830) and a prison (from the end of the 17th century until 1931).
Today, the fortress can be visited by anyone. It houses a museum with unique exhibits, including the Man from Boxstan, the remains of a medieval man found in the swamps of Varberg. At the town side, the Varberg fortress is protected by a moat, whereWake Park is currently operating. The moat is called Monster Lake. They say that in August 2006, several people saw a monster, with a half-meter tail, that broke out of the water and began to devour a duck in the lake.