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Art, Culture, and History on Sweden's West Coast

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Lovers of history and art will find plenty to discover in West Sweden, from 3,000-year-old rock carvings to contemporary art. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about medieval life in the 11th century at the Lödöse Museum or see the street art of today at Röde Sten Museum in Gothenburg.
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GAMMELGÅRDEN 2, 666 31 Bengtsfors, Sweden
How did people live in days gone by? The old houses at this open air museum in Bengtsfors reveal the lifestyle of people in rural Dalsland in 19th century. The collection of original houses from the mid 1800s have carefully been...
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Christina Halls väg, 431 36 Mölndal, Sweden
Take the bus south to the neighboring town of Mölndal to visit Gunnebo Slott och Trädgårdar. This charming 18th-century castle and garden has been restored to its original style, both inside and out. Built in 1778 as a summer home for a wealthy ...
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531 99 Lidköping, Sweden
This impressive castle that shines like a white pearl at the tip of the penisula Kållandsö in Lake Vänern took its present form in the early 17th century, but a fortified castle has been on this site...
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Museivägen 1, 463 71 Lödöse, Sweden
The small town Lödöse on the Göta River, just a few miles north of Gothenburg, was one of the most important regional communities until the mid-11th century when it was a harbor and center for trade. In the early 20th century,...
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Södra Hamnen 6, 471 32 Skärhamn, Sweden
The Nordic Watercolour Society was formed in 1989 and began with a question. What if there was a watercolor museum where artists and the public could meet? In the year 2000, the Nordic Water Colour Museum opened on the waterfront in Skärhamn...
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Pilane gravfält, 471 92 Klövedal, Sweden
You can see the gigantic white head of a woman from miles around: Anna by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa sits at the highest point of this sculpture park on the island of Tjörn and has become an iconic landmark. Here, where sheep...
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Vitlycke 2, 457 93 Tanumshede, Sweden
This excellent museum encompasses Sweden’s largest display of 3,000 year old rock carvings in Tanum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The entire area contains some 600 rock carvings scattered all over the landscape. Visitors are welcome to...
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1 RÖDA STEN, 414 51 Göteborg, Sweden
Take the Älvsnabben ferry from Stenpiren to Klippan and walk along the shore to Röda Sten Art Hall, an industrial building turned art center with graffitied walls and skate lanes outside. Röda Sten focuses on contemporary art with a...
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Götaplatsen 6, 412 56 Göteborg, Sweden
Explore the extensive collection of Nordic art including the dark works of Edvard Munch, Bruno Liljefors’ wildlife paintings and the so-called “golden age” of Danish painters from the 19th century. International artists are represented with works...
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Götaplatsen, Göteborg, Sweden
The Hasselblad camera, well-known for being the one on Apollo 11 that documented the 1969 moon landing, is a Gothenburg invention. The original factory was located close to the opera. The Hasselblad Center is a photography museum that displays...