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Revival of a Historical Site


Photo: Göteborg City Museum

History is in the walls

The whole city area, with a city planning from the 1600’s, remains of the fortification and settlement, creates a historical and cultural environment of interest for the nation and is included in the municipality’s conservation program.

The “Sociala Huset” (Hus A) was erected according to the drawings of Victor van Gegerfelt. The hospital (Allmänna Sahlgrenska sjukhuset) moved in in 1855. The foundation rests on the former bastion Carolus Dux by the moat.

“Gamla Latin” (Hus B) was completed in 1862. The architect Hans Jacob Strömberg recommended the new romantic style of the middle ages. The building is a good example of the type of institutions built during the middle of the 19th century.

An Area Where History is Noticeable

The remains of the area around the moat provide a picture of how the city grew during the 19th century. Gothenburg transformed from a fortified city surrounded by a wall to an open city. The area is characterized by sparsely placed public buildings between which open places and greenery are constructed.

The area under Pedagogen encompasses parts of Gothenburg from the 1600’s. One part of the wall of fortification, Carolus Dux, is now visible for public view on the lower level of the parking garage.

The Swedish National Heritage Board followed the work, and the archaeological findings have been documented. As early as 1999 a test search was done. Remains from both of the fortifications and Princess Hedwig's Ravelin (part of the wall of fortification) were found during excavation.

Page Manager: Torsten Arpi|Last update: 6/25/2012
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