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Some of Trosa’s Old Wooden Buildings

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Trosa has been known as a town since the 1300’s. In the 1400’s it was an important center of merchancy and received its city privileges in 1454 by King Karl Knutsson Bonde. Due to land elevation, the city center was moved in the early 1600’s to its present location by the estuary of the Trosa River.

The city was burned and plundered by the Russians in 1719 and was repeatedly attacked during the Great Northern War but the local church and poor-house were spared each time. Both of these buildings are on display in the center of Trosa and serve as a reminder of those hard times.

The original economic base of the city was mercantile and fishery. When fishing in the Baltic diminished in economic terms in the 1870’s, the city turned to tourism as a business.

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