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  • 1 Dalarna Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    S - 79183 Falun

    Dalarna represents all that is Swedish par excellence, from the brightly coloured costumes to the spirited dancing and music, always with the backdrop of a magnificent rural landscape. Nowadays, Dalarna's folk traditions draw in many visitors. The vi..

  • 2 Copper Mine Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    S - 791 61 Falun

    The great open-cast mine is the result of subsidence caused by mining techniques and exists since 1687. Mining was carried out in huge chambers, dug out one above another. Since this time, the "great shaft" (100m deep and 400m large) has be..

  • 3 Mining Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Gruvplatsen 1 S - 791 61 Falun

    This museum of the mining company houses rich collection illustrating the history of the mine from an industrial and technical point of view. Of particular interest are the inventions of Christopher Polhem (1661-1751), father of mechanics in Sweden. ..

  • 4 Dalarnas Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Stirgaregatan 2-4 S - 791 21 Falun

    Exhibitions introducing folklore with a particular focus on painting, music and costume. The brightly-coloured ancient costumes and stunning Dalecarlian peasant paintings are remarkable. In the section dedicated to Dalecarlian folk music visitors can..

  • 5 Basilica of St Christine Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Kristinegatan 11 S - 791 71 Falun

    This three-nave basilica with impressive Baroque decoration was built from 1642 to 1659 and reflects the importance of Falun in the 17C. The blue and gold colour scheme dates from restoration undertaken in 1905-1906. The altarpiece and pulpit date fr..

  • 6 Carl Larsson's House Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    S - 790 15 Sundborn

    The original home of Carl Larsson (1853-1919) is one of the most visited places in Sweden. The Larsson family decorated their house in a style that was highly innovative at the time: the characteristic dark colours of the 19C were replaced by light, ..

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