History of the Fortress
Gaze out over the inlet, completely hidden from your enemies. The fortress, with its three batteries, was built in the late 1800's, to give Sweden a safe outpost in times of uncertainty. But war has been conspicuously absent and decommissioning became a fact. After almost 80 years of slumbering in silence, the fortress was reawakened to become a hotel.
After the Crimean War, Sweden's capacity to safeguard its neutrality was called into question. England and France persuaded Sweden to fortify the inlet at Fårö with batteries and naval mines.
Fårösund's fortress was built and consisted of three fixed batteries; the Middle Battery (Batt. I), the Northern Battery (Batt. II) and the Southern Battery (Batt. III).
The batteries were rebuilt and Batteries I and II received modern, quick-firing 57 mm guns, four per battery.