It is the journey and not the destination!



Hamburgsund is a village in Tanum and is located both on the mainland and the Hamburgö. Between the two areas you can go with a cable ferry which is operating in the 130 meter wide Hamburgsund channel.

In the village there is a large proportion of the older buildings remain in the form of boat houses and residential buildings.
Hornborgs castle ruins was in use in the 1500`s and every summer Hornbore Thing is organised, a Viking game and Viking market.

Hamburgssunds marina is quiet and family friendly, close to the city centre, and the range of restaurants and shops. Fine beaches are within walking distance of one of the two docks. One part of the marina is located on the mainland and the other on the island Hamburgö. The Service houses are of the high standard and there is, apart shower and toilets, also a washing machine. The marina office is open from mid-June to late August.

History and curiosities

Already in the 1000`sthere was probably a thing venue where Honborgs castle ruins is located by the Hamburgsund channel just south of Hamburgsund.

The year 1558 is mentioned Hamburgsund as a customs station and numerous ships that brought herring in the area during the 1500`s are reported the customs paper for Öresund conserval works was built in the 1700`s thanks to Hamburgsunds protected location along the channel.

Settlement in the area began when people started conducting shipping momentum after that urban monopoly on shipping repealed during the 1800`s. Ships from Hamburgsund, and the surrounding islands, carrying wood and brick from Norway, coal and coke from Gothenburg and herring and stone from Bohuslän.

During the later part of the 1800`s there where two stone cutters shops in Hamburgsund, while fishing then still had its base in Sjöviken on Hamburgös, west side.

Adventures and sights

For those looking for natural and cultural experiences both on land and at sea will fin it and around Hamburgsund.

The ruin of Hornborgs castle was excavated at the beginning of the last century and among the findings are the back of cannon, cannonballs, bullets and other weapons of the older model where found. Today, low grassy embankments are the only remains of what's once the Horborg castle. The findings show that the period of greatness of the castle was around 1450-1530.

Notte-Lars cottage is the only remaining hogback cottage in the surroundings. Up to waits level its rests on a mound og ground. Got-Lars, who was born in 1835 was short and could not do any heavy work. Instead, he sold biscuits and cough drops to be able to support themselves.

In Bottna is a natural formation that has been named Ramberg`sChurch. It consists of large boulders, and between them has formed passages and rooms. The last Catholic priest in Botany were driven here in the mid- 1500`s, the priest was called Ramberg and hence the name.