Welcome to the fortress in Varberg. Over the centuries, the fortress has become one of the most important symbols of Varberg and the history of Halland. With its high stone walls, it stands as a memorial to a time of war and power when the Nordic countries were in constant conflict with each other.

At the end of the 13th century, a castle was built on the mountain. The person who ruled the north of Halland at the time was the Danish count Jakob Nielsen. He was accused of complicity in the murder of The Danish King Erik Klipping in 1286. To protect against his enemies, he built a stone castle that was completed around the year 1300. The north side of the castle remains from this time.

Text and video from Halland Museum of Cultural History and you can find a map of Varberg here. The second video is produced by FamTime