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  • 1 Visby Ramparts Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    S - 621 25 Visby

    The 3km length of the ramparts is punctuated with numerous towers and gates. The consist of a wall near the sea and another on the inland side. The sea wall, 5.30m high, runs along the coast and dates from the 13C. It has gates and a 12C powder tower..

  • 2 Gamla Stan Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Stora Nygatan S - 111 30 Stockholm

    The old town comprises Stadsholmenl, the original site of Stockholm, Riddarholmen with its palaces and public buildings, Helgeandsholmen where the parliament is situated, and Strömsborg (uninhabitated as late as the 18C). A pedestrian paradise, Gamla..

  • 3 Bohusläns Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Museigatan 1 S - 451 19 Uddevalla

    Three wooden buildings painted white and decorated with gables stand on the banks of the Bäveån, at the mouth of Byfjorden. Within the spacious interiors are temporary exhibitions and photos relating to the history of Bohuslän province, and an exhibi..

  • 4 Dalhalla Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Backavägen 39 S - 795 32 Rättvik

    An abandoned limestone quarry has been transformed into an open-air amphitheatre with a capacity for 3 500 spectators. The setting is magical, the acoustics excellent and top musicians from the world over play here during the season, which runs from ..

  • 5 Njupeskär Waterfall Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    S - 790 90 Särna

    Fulufjället is a mountain range with a remarkably flat summit, peaking at 1 044m. The region's main attraction is one of the highest waterfalls in Sweden, Njupeskär, with a total height of 125m. You should only tackle the region's other hiking routes..

  • 6 Gunnebo Slott Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Christina Halls väg S - 431 36 Mölndal

    A wealthy merchant from Gothenburg, John Hall, bought the estate of Gunnebo in 1778 and entrusted the construction of his summer home to city architect, Carl Wilhelm Carlberg. Carlberg did not stop at drawing up the layout of the building, but also d..

  • 7 Gotland Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    S - 622 76 Visby

    The so-called Pearl of the Baltic is located 90km off the east coast of Sweden. Its particularly clement climate makes it one of the favourite holiday resorts of the Swedish. The island is also famous for growing roses and orchids. Also known as City..

  • 8 Öland Bridge Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    S - 392 33 Kalmar

    With 155 arches and measuring a total length of 6 072m, Ölandsbron spans the Kalmar Strait and is one of the longest bridges in Europe. It was inaugurated in 1972 and offers magnificent panoramic views from the belvedere located 42m above the water (..

  • 9 Ismanstorp Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    S - 387 01 Långlöt

    Built circa 400, this Iron Age fort measures 125m in diameter. Within its circular rampart, from 3m-4m high, the foundations of 88 houses can be seen. Its nine doors suggest that it was a market or place of worship.

  • 10 Gråborg Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    S - 386 96 Färjestaden

    The largest fort on the island dates from 400 or 500. Its immense ramparts, 6m high and 11m thick, form a circle with a circumference of 640m and a diameter of 200m. The ruins of a chapel dating from 1200 are visible to the north of the fort. The arc..

  • 11 Eketorp Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    S - 386 64 Degerhamn

    Extensive archaeological research has enabled us to gain an understanding of the history of this fort. Traces of three successive colonies dating from between 300 and 1300 were found. A large part of the exterior wall has been reconstructed. You can ..

  • 12 Orrefors Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Bruksområdet S - 380 40 Orrefors

    The name of this village has become synonymous with its glassworks, created in 1898, which produce classically formed crystal objects and coloured curios with original designs. Orrefors was one of the first companies to employ designers and as a resu..

  • 13 Anundshög Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    S - 720 01 Västerås

    This site boasts the largest burial mound in Sweden (14m high and 60m in diameter at the base), probably built between 400 and 700. The two lines of stones forming a double ship, 53m and 50m long respectively, as well as three smaller line date from ..

  • 14 Grönsöös Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    S - 74599 Enköping

    Grönsöslott is a 17C mansion, which stands in a magnificent site at the tip of a peninsula, and has been home to the Von Ehrenheim family since the early 19C. It houses a remarkable collection of furniture, books and artworks, which has grown as succ..

  • 15 Sigurdristningen Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    S - 635 08 Sundbyholm

    Created in memory of the legendary Norse hero, the Sigurd stone, located on a rocky outcrop, dates from the 11C and illustrates some of the dramatic episodes of the Scandinavian version of the Song of the Nibelungs, a traditional Germanic epic poem. ..

  • 16 Pildammsparken Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    S - 200 01 Malmö

    These sprawling gardens were designed for the 1914 Nordic Exhibition. South of the Margareta Pavilion, erected in memory of the first wife of King Gustaf VI Adolph, is an open-air theatre, where plays, musicals and dance shows are held in summer.

  • 17 Brunnby Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    S - 26373 Arild

    This 12C Romanesque church is famous for the 15C paintings that embellish the vault of the aisle. They are among the best preserved works of the master of Helsingborg.

  • 18 Jamtli Historieland - Jämtlands Läns Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    S - 831 28 Östersund

    The open-air museum, which includes over 60 constructions, is a living history museum that takes visitors back in time to the 18C and 19C. Actors in costume, animals, crops and well-kept gardens add a note of authenticity. The Jämtland Läns Museum ho..

  • 19 Frösön (Frey's Island) Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    S - 832 96 Frösön

    In the distant past this island in Lake Storsjön was used for ritual sacrifices. Accessible via a footbridge or a bridge, you can still see many burial mounds as well as a rune stone, named Frösöstenen. But the main highlights of the island remain th..

  • 20 Strandvägen Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Strandvägen S - 100 44 Stockholm

    The very eclectic palaces and mansions on this fashionable Stockholm esplanade were built in the late 19C. They were designed for the wealthy industrialists, wood barons and press magnates who had made their fortunes thanks to the recent industrialis..

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