Kungsö batteriberg − Russian costal battery with seaviewShow map
On Kungsö battery hill there is a 2 km long paved Russian military road and a barracks area of a Russian coastal battery that was built on the top of Dalsberg hill in 1916–1918. The battery was a part of a larger defense line that stretched from Åland in the north to Hiiumaa and Saaremaa in Estonia. The goal was to block the Gulf of Finland and control the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia. In the barracks area you can see the grounds of the buildings. On Dalsberg there are demolished cannon stands and a lookout tower with a view of the coast of Mariehamn and the sea areas guarded from the battery hill.
The trail around the coastal battery leads through varied terrain. The trail crosses over the barracks area and continues by the lookout tower and further on west- and eastwards. You can follow the route eastwards along a moss-covered trail through the forest to Kungsöfjärden seashore, or go west along Gottbysundet seaside.
Enjoy nature! Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footsteps.
Length: 3−6 km
Location: Gottby, Jomala
Terrain: Forest and rocky hills
Signpost: Green white-topped poles
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