Elegant churches, grand squares, boulevards and historic fortifications draw visitors from around the world.
Drop anchor in Karlskrona, a town that was founded in 1680 when Karl XI decided to establish the country’s new naval base here. The key to the appointment is the actual planning of the city, which was built according to King Karl XI's will and vision. More than 300 years later the naval base is still here in Karlskrona – the town where old meets new and tradition meets innovation.
Extracts of UNESCO’s statement
Karlskrona is an exceptionally well preserved example of a European planned naval base, … and of those that remain from this period Karlskrona is the most complete and well preserved.
The World Heritage Sites Committee, 1998