Once used to store heavy artillery, the 17th-century building known as Kronhuset now oozes a peaceful atmosphere, making it the perfect setting for one of Gothenburg’s oldest festive markets.
Built way back in 1654, Kronhuset is one of the longest-standing buildings in Gothenburg. In the weeks before Christmas it comes alive with workshops and stalls selling unique gifts, and there’s also a little café serving classic Swedish fika.
The market extends out the surrounding buildings (Kronhusbodarna) and the cobbled courtyard outside, where stalls will be tempting visitors throughout most of December.
This is a lovely spot to go gift shopping or just to enjoy a wander around in the weeks before Christmas. Take a break in front of the fireplace inside Café Kronhuset – or warm your cold finger with a cup of Swedish glögg (mulled wine) while strolling along in the crisp December air.
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