Pea-soup-sailing, a regatta with only Blekinge skiff, is one
of the highlights of Karlshamn. The sailing is organized by Matviks Sailing
Club and the contestants are treated to pea-soup after the race.
Larger Blekinge skiffs called vraekor often had two masts. In the old
days the Blekinge skiffs was common along the coast of Blekinge.
Pedestrian area in the center of Karlshamn
Drottninggatan is at its central part a pedestrian zone. Although Karlshamn
rulers trying to get people to drive to outer regions supermarkets, there are
still many who acting in the smaller shops in the center of Karlshamn.
Karlshamn band pass City Hall a summer Saturday
Summer Saturdays Kl. 10 goes marching band by Karlshamn and stops for a moment
on the square to brighten the lively market trade with a little popular, often
Attractions in Karlshamn
One should not only look up when walking in Karlshamn. Surprises are also on
the ground. This iron lid in the form of an older coin is a good example.
Karshamn was originally a Danish harbor place called
Bodekull. The king Karl X Gustav made it a the city in 1664
and 1666 it was named Karlshamn. The regular town plan was made by Erik
Dahlbergh. The church, a cruciform church of granite, was built in 1702 after
drawing by Erik Dahlberg. Karlshamn, several older wooden buildings such as
former town hall, built in 1682 and restored in 1913, a half-timbered houses
with projecting upper floor. There are also several private older wooden
buildings. There is food, engineering and stone industry, and a steam power
plant that starts when the electricity consumption in southern Sweden is high.
Memorial plaque on the square in Karlshamn
Another surprise on the ground in Karlshamn.
Here, the Turk Deli Mustafa, on June 7, 1717, murdered his foreman
Omer Pasha. The Turks were found in Karlshamn to claim back money that the
Swedish king, Karl XII, borrowed for his campaigns.