Skåne is the southernmost region of Sweden and one of Northern
Europe's most fertile agricultural areas. It has green deciduous
forests and dramatic rocky coasts in the northwest, endless
fields and miles of white sandy beaches in the south, gently
rolling hills and green pastures in the West.
In Sweden there
are around 300 castles and gardens from different historical
periods from the 12th to the 19th Century. Since they are all
great, it is difficult to name a particularly interesting
In addition, more diverse cultural and natural history courses a
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Here you are allowed to drive your own car or take the safari
train through a large moose-park. Along a 3-km long winding
forest path you can meet the king of the forest very close!
18th- Century- Farm is located in a beautiful landscape. In the
restaurant you can taste an elk sausage, or have a coffee and
cake, while your children make friends with the goats in the
petting zoo. In 2008, the safari park was expanded. In the
adjacent enclosure you can now also admire a herd of American bisons.
Astrid Lindgrens World
Astrid Lindgren's World is a theater and theme park in which the
characters and settings from Astrid Lindgren's books come alive.
Here you meet Pippi Longstocking and her friends, as well as
Michel from Lönnaberga. Also the Brothers Lionheart, Milo,
Karlson from the roof, and many other figurs are found. They
play stories from their books and improvise scenes where the
children also are allowed to play in.
Astrid Lindgren's world is open from 12 May to 29 August daily
and on weekends in September. Is is also opened a few weeks in
October and November (42nd, 43rd and 44th week). During high
season there are about 350 employees in Astrid Lindgren's World,
of whom around 100 are egaged in the theater.
Quarry Svartabergen Black Mountains
"Hard as a rock" is often said, but not all stones are equally
hard. Here in the "Svartabergen" we find the hardest black
granite (diabase) in the world. Huge stone heaps and deep
quarries are evidence of a bygone era, as here, the black
granite was mined and exported around the world. Of over one
hundred quarries some are still in operation and deliver the
black diabase. In the Svartabergen you can experience the
spectacular setting on the edge of the 900-meter water-filled
quarry. Various artists from all around the world have created
many objects that are all scattered around the grounds.www.svartabergen.nu (E)
About 10 minutes from Lund is one of the oldest horse studs in
the world. 1661, the former King Charles X Gustav founded here a
National Horse Stud.
But the origins goes back well into the 12th Century. The
stately historic buildings and stables give evidence of the
great tradition. Flyinge is world famous for its magnificent,
powerful horses and its beautiful surroundings.
Visitors can walk around the grounds and admire the horses, the
barns, the buildings and the beautiful surroundings.
Demonstrations are available on demand in English. The stables
are open to everyone between 9 clock in the morning and 16 clock
in the afternoon.
Glass Factory, the Crystal Kingdom
Since 1742 blown glass is made here. Together with the glass
blowers, the designers continually demand the ability of the
glass to new challenges and many glassblowing techniques were
developed in the Småland huts.
Today, visitors will find both
utility glass and art glass from world class. Guests may also
like to come up to the glass furnaces, and have a close
experience when glass is made up!
Wanås offers a combination of art, nature and history. Since
1987 Wanås presents international art, with an emphasis on
Wanås in Östra Göinge in southern
Sweden consists of a medieval castle, an organic farm, an art
gallery, a sculpture park with a collection of 50 permanent
works of art, as well as a shop and a café. Each year,
world-renowned artists are invited to produce art in Wanås.
Råshult is the birthplace of the famous Swedish naturalist Carl
von Linné, who laid the foundations of modern botanical and
zoological classification scheme. The cultural reserve was
created to preserve the typical landscape at the early 18th
Century and to illustrate how it looked when Carl Linnaeus lived
The Cultural Reserve consists of a 42-acre natural area
with buildings, gardens and courtyard and exterior surfaces. On
marked trails, you can walk through the historic vegetable,
fruit and flower gardens and learn about the former agricultural
use of the forests, fields and meadows.
In the café you can
enjoy a refreshing drink and food that is served from a
historically dressed staff.