Marstrand is a seaside locality situated in Kungälv Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. It had 1,319 inhabitants in 2010. The town got its name from its location on the island Marstrandsön. Marstrand is, despite its small population, for historical reasons often still referred to as a city.
It took us almost 3 hours drive from Göteborg to Marstrand Island. We did cross the sea with ferry and landed on this beautiful island. The island is so beautiful and many turists from Denmark or Norway came in. It is a beautiful place for your summer vacation! They do have Carlsten , stone foltress , too bad I didnt took photo of it — but we did got in and had coffee in their cafe.
Carlsten is a stone fortress located at Marstrand, on the western coast of Sweden. The fortress was built on the orders of King Carl X of Sweden following the Treaty of Roskilde, 1658 to protect the newly acquired province of Bohuslän from hostile attacks. The site of Marstrand was chosen because of its location and its access to an ice free port. The fortress was decommissioned as a permanent defense installation in 1882, but remained in military use until the early 1990s.
If you are visiting Sweden, please visit Marstrand Island, a small island with beautiful view and it is perfect for summer vacation !