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Skottek 115
S-523 31 Ulricehamn, Sweden

Phone: +46-321-13 184
Fax: +46-321-35 185
Mobil: +46-70-5613 184

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Sights and excurtions

The Lakeside Manors

The whole tour is an about 70km fantastic experience of beautiful nature and the historic manors featured in author Birgit Th Sparres series of novels entitled “Gårdarna runt sjön” (“The Lakeside Manors”). Sparre lived at Åsundsholm Manor where she had her writing studio in the attic.

Hofsnäs Herrgård, one of the stately homes, and the legendary Torpa Stenhus are  two other places on this tour well worth visiting. Torpa Stenhus is one of the best-preserved manor houser from the Renessance period in Sweden. Part of it dates back to Medieval times. During summer thee are tours of the building along with a theatrical production of historical events, Torpaspelen.

The Västergötland Ecomuseum heritage trail

This is an area with over 80 different attractions in the area from Ulricehamn to Falköping. This beautiful farming area features everything from nature reserves, historic settings to farm shops, inns and mill cafés. A brochure with a map and presentation of the sights can be obtaind from our reception or the Touris Office.

The Komosse nature reserve

The nature reserve is one of the largest continuous wetland areas in Sweden. Its unexploited and diverse character has ensured it a leading place among Europe’s remaining wetland areas.

The Björnöleden trail, a 5km footbridge path, takes visitors to the most exciting part of the area.

Mills

There are several old mills with cafés, musical entertainment, flour milling and sales, for example Kvarntorps Mill dating back to the 17th century. They are open throughout the summer with walking and cykling trails passing nearby.

Other places to visit

Borås Animal Park with more than 500 animals of 80 different species is an absolute must. Voted "2nd best Animal Park in Sweden 2007" www.boraszoo.se

In Borås you also have to visit the 3rd best Science Centre in Sweden, NAVET. If you belong to the courious and eager to lern kind of peaople you will not have a dull moment at The world of Navet. www.navet.com

Liseberg is the largest amusement park in Scandinavia and is located in Gothenburg. Liseberg has something for everyone. Little ones will enjoy attractions like Kiddie bumpers and the Fairy Tale Castle and the older ones will find their favourites among Lisebergsbanan, the Flumeride and, if they dare, Balder and Kanonen.

Concerts, theatre, shows etc are arranged here and if you are hungry or have cravings for coffee and an ice-cream, just take your pick and sit down and enjoy a meal or a snack in one of the restaurants and cafes in the park. Voted "Best Amusementpark in Sweden 2007" www.liseberg.se

Skara sommarland is the largest water- and Pleasure Park in Scandinavia with over 45 attractions both in water and on land. Voted "Best Water Park in Sweden 2007" www.sommarland.se

Astrid Lindgren’s värld in Vimmerby has everything you can wish for as a child. Pippi Longstocking, Emil, Ronja, you will find all of them here. More than 60 of the most popular characters from her children’s books bring Astrid Lindgren’s World to life with improvisations and scripted plays. Voted "Best Theme Park in Sweden 2007" www.alv.se

Universeum. Explore the natural sciences and technology –everything from sharks and rainforest to high-tech and hands-on experiments. Voted "Best Science Centre in Sweden 2007" www.universeum.se

High Chaparral  is voted "3rd best Theme Park in Sweden 2007" so please experience the Wild West with train robberies, man-to-man duells, shows, indians, cowboys etc at its best. www.highchaparral.se

Tourist Information Ulricehamn

The tourist information provides information about what to see and what to do, about events and even sells souvenirs.

 

Ulricehamns Turistbyrå

Järnvägstorget

523 30

 

Opening hours:  10am – 5pm

Tel: +46 321 59 59 59

turist@nuab.eu