The Theatre Barn was built in 1820 as a grain barn and theatre and is the oldest theatre in its kind in Sweden. The theatre is on the upper floor and has been renovated. In summertime amateur players have performances here. In the building there is also a small theatre museum. Between the 15/5 and 30/9 you can book guided tours and the entrance is...more
Dalälven is the third longest river in Sweden, it is 520 km long. The river passes outside Hedemora (and runs through lake Hovran), and is a beautiful feature in the landscape. Around Hedemora there are many forests, but around the river there is more farmland.The picture is taken about 7 km from Hedemora, on the way to Garpenberg.more
The church is the oldest building in Hedemora. It is a big stone church from the beginning of the 14th century, but has of course been added to through the years.The baptismal font, a crucifix and a door are from the 12th century. There is a beautiful pulpit from the 18th century and from the 18th century is also a throne by Carl Hårleman.The...more
Hedemora Tourist Office is situated in the old pharmacy building from 1752, near Stora Torget. Besides getting information about tourist attractions and events in the vicinity, or book accommodation and tickets for events, you can also buy souvenirs here.The tourist office is open Monday to Friday 10 - 17, with lunch break 12 - 13.more
Hedemora open-air museum is one of the oldest in Sweden. The farmhouses, one main building and some barns, are from the 18th century and has been moved from the surrounding area to their present place. The museum was opened around 1910. The open-air museum is beautifully situated by lake Hönsan and is a very nice place to visit in summer.During the...more
Just outside Hedemora is lake Hovran, a lake famous for its birdlife. There are some 170 different species of birds, and bird watching towers are built around the lake, in Nibble, Lilla Älvgången and Sörbo. It is also a good lake for fishing. Sometimes beavers and elks can be seen. River Dalälven runs through Hovran.more
In the summer you can go for a swim in lake Hönsan. A white diving (jumping) tower has been there for a long time. The original one got rotten and was torn down. It was not going to be replaced as the Municipality wanted to save money. As people in Hedemora loved the tower and “it had always been there” money was collected and the tower could be...more
Going by train to Hedemora from Stockholm takes two hours. Not all trains going past Hedemora stops there, but only a few a day. The price depends on which day and time you are going. A full price ticket costs 193 kr.
In Hedemora the station (the yellow house) has been closed for some time and you cant buy train tickets there. Leaving Hedemora you have to buy the ticket on the train.
Well, I recommend you to visit the tourist office in Hedemora. The address is Långgatan 1. here it will be apleasure for the local tourist ambassadors to meet you, help you and give all the information you need during your stay in Hedemora.
Today Silvhytteå is a very quiet place with only a few traces left of the ironworks. It has a beautiful setting between the two lakes Fullen and Grycken and people come here to eat their picnic, walk around or use their canoe on the lakes.Silvhytteå means “silver smelting house river”. The name comes from a silver smelting house that was built in...more
Gustaf de Laval (1845 – 1931) was a Swedish engineer and inventor who worked at the Kloster mill in 1876 – 1877.As Fredrik Lagergren, the boss at Kloster mill, was very interested in technology he let de Laval use the forge where he could work with his experiments and inventions. It was when Gustaf de Laval was in Kloster that he made the prototype...more
In the old stables next to Gudsberga Abbey, on the grounds of Kloster mansion, there is a museum, the Kloster Ironworks Museum. In the museum there are exhibitions about the abbey, the Gun Powder Mill, Gustaf de Laval and the ironworks. When we visited a summer day in the late afternoon the museum was open. Admission was 20kr (June 2011) and you...more
Brunnsjöberget is a recreational area just outside Hedemora. In winter, when there is snow, skiing tracks are made of different lengths. There is a short track for children which is 600m, then there are longer ones of 2.2km, 3.8km and 5.5km. The 3.8km track is illuminated so you can go skiing also in the evening. Near the parking area there is a slope where you can go downhill on a snow racer or sledding.
In summer you can go running along the tracks or walk in the forest.
There is also a place where you can make a campfire.