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Bomarsund, Sund

The Bomarsund Bridge connects Bomarsund with the Prästö island in the Sund municipality of the Åland islands.
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  • 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 (1853-...  more »
  • The Russians started to build this coastal fortress in 1830 - in 1854 it was blown up by British and French troops. The ruins of Bomarsund fortress is located in a beautiful area by the sea, it is a n...  more »
  • 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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