Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
After our visit to Torekov, it took us a long time before we found another fish shop …
We headed north on local roads, following the coastline and having a look around in the small towns and villages. Unfortunately, about 1.856.451 Swedish people had the same idea. With the beautiful summer weather, a lot of people headed to the beach. This meant a lot of traffic everywhere; in some places we simply couldn’t park our car and have a look around.
Late in the afternoon, in the outskirts of Varberg, we finally found a fish shop! The Viking and I felt like kids in a candy store. You’ll find pictures of it here. The couple who ran the shop were very friendly and helped us in English.
Afterwards, we continued our drive north to the town of Kungälv:
In the 12th century, Kungälv belonged to Norway and the Norwegian king Sigur the Crusader proclaimed it even to be the capital of Norway. At that time the town was known under the name of Konghelle. After his death, the town fell into the hands of Pomeranian troops and was completely destroyed.
The biggest attraction of the city is Bohus Fortress. It was constructed in the beginning of the 14th century, along the old Norwegian – Swedish border. In the 17th century, the city of Kungälv became Swedish and from that moment on, the fortress was used as a prison, since it was no longer situated at a border. Nowadays, it functions as a museum.
The Viking and I decided to have a look around in the old town, which has been very well preserved. We had a walk on the Gamla Torget, a beautiful old square with its beautiful parish church, surrounded by colorful, wooden houses.
Here are the other pictures!