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Hoejdgatan 3, Karlstad 654 68, Sweden
More about Karlstad
Älvgatan, the Elm Block
Sign at Skutberget
The Dome in Karlstad
Supermarkets in Karlstad?
Hi, I just wanted to ask, which supermarket chains are in Karlstad?
Re: Supermarkets in Karlstad?
All the main ones (ICA, Hemköp, Konsum and maybe Willy's) and then I suppose one or two of the German and Danish budget ones that has invaded Sweden lately (Lidl, Spar, Netto...).
Can I be curious and ask why you wonder? :-)
Re: Re: Supermarkets in Karlstad?
Hi Sjalen! :D
What a surprise! I had been reading all your travelogues intensively, about Denmark and Sweden :D and your cute daughter!
Well, I have somewhat of a 'supermarket' fetish (kidding ;) )
Actually I was really just wondering about it :)...
(Btw. I love Netto! Netto is from Denmark.. it must be the Scottie dog that makes Netto so cute :) )
Re: Supermarkets in Karlstad?
Hm...the dog is cute but I can't say I share your enthusiasm for Netto. I work in Copenhagen so I go there to buy coffee and things regularly and it's not the most well stocked chain...although "cheap" of course.
Having not stopped for long in Karlstad I haven't made a page but check the Värmland link I sent you :-)
RE: RE: Supermarkets in Karlstad?
There's no Netto here, only a Lidl somewhere I think :/
Netto is a lot cheaper! I bought a pack of wasa crackers from ICA for 13 kr or so, and the same pack is 11 kr or 9 kr at Netto for DOUBLE THE SIZE!
I hate the supermarkets in Karlstad, they are so expensive.
Travel Tips for Karlstad
Tourist Information Office
The tourist Information Office in Karlstad is unfortunately not placed in the middle of the city center. It's instead in the Library, on Västra Torggatan, opposite the Värmland's museum. That's merely a 200-300 metres north of the square though. The easiest way to find it from the Square is to stand with you nose pointing north, with the yellow courthouse just of your left hand and take the street straight ahead for about 300 meters, there you'll find the library. On the way you'll pass the mobile office described here below...
There is during the summer months a mobile tourist office opened in the Square, the hut where they lend the bikes (see tranportation tip) is also a tourist office. This is much more easily reached and has almost equally good service.
The Färjestad trot course
The Färjestad Trot course is located in the district Färjestad (of course) and it lies just opposite side of the street from Löfbergs Lila Arena where Färjestad play their home games in the hockey series.
There is usually competitions on mondays but when I took this pic there was some kind of special competition as it was sunday and the course is normally closed
Nice places by the river part 2
Start where you loan bikes at the Square, go north, towards Sandgrundsudden, pass over the cycle bridge over the river, turn left on the cycle path just after the river and follow the river. There are many sofas and stuff along the river here, or bring a blanket and some nice things to eat and just sit down somewhere.
This cycle path ends up at Löfbergs Lila Arena, the icehockey arena at Fýrjestad.
See the memorial stone
Just beside the Dome Church in Karlstad is a memorial stone, raised in remembrance of the Sailors on board ships from the county of Värmland and of seamen FROM Värmland who lost their lives at sea during teh Second World War 1939-1945.
DO remember that the lawns surrounding the church is the last resting place of many people even though there are no tombstones, so don't walk on the grass.
Start of the fire 1865!
It was in the early morning of July 2nd 1865 that the fire that would destroy almost all of Karlstad started.
To my recollection it was in a bakery the fire begun and spred rapidly over the city to the chimes of churchbells. When the fire was extinguished only 9 of all of the city's lots were undamaged by the fire. One of them being the Bishop's residence. The church had damages to its roof and outer walls.
When you go sight-seeing I think you should pay attention to this discrete corner of the city center. It's the corner between Drottningatan and Östra Torggatan that housed the Bakery some 150 years ago. Today there's a sign on the wall saying it was here that the fire started and what parts of town survived. The sign is only in Swedish unfortunately, but you can see it below the Stadium sign in this picture...