When you visit Sundbyholm, you dont need to bring with you a barbeque machine. here you can use the grills that Eskilstuna city have built here and they also provide you with chopped woods. Just bring the food and the beverages, and dont make a mess after yourself. Bring all the garbages with you. thank you!more
The beach is Sundbyholm is a really lovely place during the summer in Sweden. It is a really perfect place for everybody to visit. It is a place for the singles, the family, the seniors and also for people with dogs. You have abeach in sand where usually the families with kids are, and then you have big green places behind the castle, and there are...more
The Sigurdsristning is a special place with a lot of history. You can see it on the side of a quiet road, somewhere in between the trees. A little sign tells you where it is, and when you climb up the rock you see this…. A huge rock with carved pictures surrounded by runic inscriptions. But what you feel is history, and lots of it. I find it an...more
I am rather fascinated by the Vikings and the traces that they left here in Sweden. Maybe it is because I live so close to a Viking site that I am so intrigued by it. Here are some links to my and Åkes pages where we have written a bit more about the Vikings:- Sigurdsristning at Sundbyholm- Anundshög at Västerås- The most famous of all runestones...more
Hahaha, I just couldn't resist this one... writing my name in Runic :-))In the second picture you can see a little detail of the Sigurdsristningen with Runic writing on it. The word means "for".Runes are an old form of Germanic writing. The oldest runic alphabet is the "Futharken" and consists of 24 runes. The runic writing dates back to the first...more
In the next view tips I would like to explain the several parts of the Sigurds Ristning by telling the sage of Sigurd Fafnesbana.... hahaha, or actually the small part of the saga that is shown on the rock, as it is a very lenghty story and only part of it has been written down here.... The Saga of Sigurd Fafnesbana :Otter was one of Rodmar's three...more
It's time to take a look at the whole carvings. It is best illustrated by this drawing of the rock carvings. This will give you a better idea off what you are seeing in all the pictures of the rock carvings on this page and give you an idea what the whole carvings looks like. The Sigurd Carving has snakes on the outside, which are filled with...more
The custom of carving runes on erected stones and exposed bedrock became common around 1000 AD. It became common in the eleventh century to build bridges for the souls of the dead and to mention them in adjacent runic inscriptions. And this explains why there are runic inscriptions next to a bridge here at Sundbyholm. The Sigurdsristning is special...more
The landscape was much different in the times of the Vikings, because the water level was much higher in those days. The lake covered much of the countryside south of Sundbyholm. So this rock would actually be at the side of the river, not high above an adjecent road, as it is today. The explanation for this difference in water level goes back to...more
This is a café in the castle´s cellar and during the summer they also serve coffee and other things outside. Just the environmental makes you scared, and the old church is close and usually open for the guests and visitors. It is worth a visit here and look at it even if you dont want to have something to drink or eat. I havent eaten here yet and...more
A sunset that is dear to my heart, and a sunset I can see often. It is taken during my evening walk from my house towards Sundbyholm Castle with the view over Lake Mälaren. This picture was taken in September 2003. It’s now October when I type this and the sunsets keep coming earlier and earlier, and the shadows grow longer day by day. A clear sign that winter is rapidly on its way. But the sunset keeps being beautiful every day, no matter what time of the year.
I am afraid this is about the only nightlife you will find in Sundbyholm! Hahaha, like I mentioned before, it is very rural :-) But I love it here! If you do want some nightlife, restaurants or shopping, than the city of Eskilstuna is not that far away.
Well, there is a good way to use your bike to go to Sundbyholm. It is not too far either and everybody can bike there. This is the highway to Sundbyholm and you have to bike through Årby and Skiftinge first and then you get out on this road to Sundbyholm. The maximum the car can drive is 90 or if they have changed it to 80. It is a good road and not hilly at all. It is about 10 kilometers from the central of Eskilstuna and when you are in Sundbyholm, you can also use your bike and visit other things in this area and not just visit the beach.
During the festival days at Sundbyholmsdagen you have the opportunity to buy fried strömming. you must try it, it taste so deliciously! I tried it this spring 2010, and i must admitt, it was really deliciously. During the festival, I recommend you to buy and eat a stromming sandwich.more
In Sundbyholm you will find some information walls with information about what will happen in this area. Make it as a habit, when you go to Sundbyholm. Stop at the walls and see if you find anything interesting information for yourself. Here you can find information about events, special days and what will happen at the castle.more
BIG WARNING! I think my folks have a disorder. They eat rotten fish!!! Its called Surströmming. They claimed they were forced by their neighbours and that they just eat to be polite, but but ....Surströmming is herring and salt put in a can and left to ferment in 3-4 month. !!!!!!I hide under the table and tried to get some meatballs from the...more
Watch out for moose of course!!! Hahaha, not for me, lol :-)This is the road going to Sundbyholm and very close to my home. Recently they have spotted moose in this area, so they put up some warning signs for moose. I haven't seen any moose close to my home yet though, hahaha, but I am still hoping to spot one some day in the fields behind my house...more
The daylight hours (hours between sunrise and sunset) vary a lot between the winter and summer months. People may expect to see the midnight sun during the summer, because they are in Scandinavia. But this is not true for Sundby, because you are not far enough north in the country.
In December you will only have 6 hours to enjoy the day. The sun will get up around 8:30 in the morning but is already setting again before 3 o'clock in the afternoon and that doesn't leave you that much time to do some sightseeing.
In June it is a totally different world, and I love this time of year. Around the longest day (21 June) you will experience the long looooong days! There are 18,5 hours of daylight during those days, the day seems to last forever. The only disadvantage is when you are a light sleeper, as the night only last 5,5 hours.
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Visiting this place gives you double satisfaction. You can see how the pieces of art glass (from wine glass to different art objects for home decoration) come to life and, second, you can visit the store and buy everything you like. The objects are not the cheepest, but i loved their quality and i saw many interesting objects.more
• Eskilstuna: not a real tourist destination, but it has some nice places. My favourite of all is the Fors Kyrka (Fors Church). Also worth visiting is the Klosterkyrka, sculpture 'Hand of God' by Miles, the historic area of "Rademachersmedjorna" and the museum "Faktorimuseet".• Tidö slott: A beautiful castle with a toy museum.• Ängsö Castle: A...more
• Anundshög: old burial mounds from Viking Age.• Birka: ruins from old capital city of Sweden.• Mariefred with Gripsholm Castle. A picturesque village and a beautiful castle. In the castle is also the Swedish National Portrait Collection.• Sigtuna: old city with lots of historical background.• Sko Kloster: one of the most popular castles with a...more
Around the Sigurdsristningen and the castle is a little Nature Reserve with some nice hiking trails. It is such a nice area to go here for a walk and just relax and enjoy the views. Here are some photos I took during a winter hike and just show the wonderful winter atmosphere of the area. I can't guarantee that you will have snow in the winter in...more