Dalarö Fortress

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Coordinates: 59°6′46″N 18°23′25″E / 59.11278°N 18.39028°E / 59.11278; 18.39028

Dalarö Skans4.jpg

Dalarö fortress is a fortification located just south of Dalarö. The current structure was built by Charles X Gustav of Sweden in 1656.[1]


It was built to replace an old structure from 1623. In 1683 the fortress was renovated by Erik Dahlbergh and the renovations were completed in 1698. The fortress has never been under siege. Russian forces avoided it in 1719. It was decommissioned by the military in 1854. Today the building is a museum and it contains a restaurant.



  1. ^ "Dalarö". Archipeligo. Retrieved 2011-01-06. The beautiful church was built in 1652 and in 1656 the fortress Dalarö Skans was ready for action. The fortress had been built in order to provide protection for Stockholm against naval attacks from the south. 
  2. ^ August Theodor Låstbom. Swea och Götha höfdinga-minne sedan 1720 (in Swedish). TTT. Joachim von Rohr. Född 23 January 1678. Kom i tienst wid Fortificationen 1694. Mousqueterare och Piquenerare wid Lifgardet 1696. Fänrik wir Ofwerste Pistolkors,s Vataillon 19 Aug. 1699. Lieutenant wid Grefwe Otto Wellingks Regemente 6 Der. 1700. Regements-Quartermästare 27 Febr. 1705. Capitaine wid samma, dä Ofwerste Henr. Hastfehrs Regemente 1708. Gjorde Stads-Majors-tjenst under Wiborgs belägr ng 1710. Fängen derstädcs och förd till Siberien s. ä. Aterkom 1722. Ofwerste - Lieutenants n. h. o. w. 29 August 1723. Commandant pä Dalarö 23 Jan. 1743. 

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