History

As the name suggests, Långholmen is a long and narrow island. In older times, it consisted of lean pastures situated amongst bare rocks. On the island, there are traces of ancient dwellings dating back to the 10th century. In the 19th century, a silver hoard of German coins minted in the 10th century was found here. The island was first mentioned in historical documents in 1435. These medieval documents relate that Sweden’s Council of State held a meeting in Långholmen.

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Prison History

Here is a rich history, marked by the old jail, closed down in 1975.
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Prison Museum

Before Your Release, visit our museum, "From Crime to Chains", which gives you an insight in to Långholmen's 250-year exciting past.