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Bomarsund, Sund

The Battle of Bomarsund, in August 1854, took place during the Crimean War, when an Anglo-French expeditionary force attacked a Russian fortress. It was the only major action of the war to take place at Bomarsund in the Baltic Sea.
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  • I saw the ruins without first knowing its history and was quite surprised by the structure's polygonal segments which are found nowhere else on Åland. Thankfully there are well-written signs...  more »
  • The fortress was built in the first half of the 19th century (when Finland had become an autonomous Grand Duchy under the Russian empire. The fortress was not fully completed by the Crimean War...  more »
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  • There was a huge naval bombardment of this Russian fort during the Crimean War. Whatever was left was blown up with huge amounts of gunpowder, leaving few clues behind. Some of the structures have been partially reconstructed to give the visitor a sense of the immense scale of this installation. It is set in a beautiful place and is worth a visit! There is good bus service from Mariehamn and there is a cafe nearby for refreshments.
  • Not much left of the fortress but an interesting info plaque and a stunning scenery. Has a kiosk and a café nearby.
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