Kristinehamn Travel Guide

  • A part of the square.
    A part of the square.
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  • Picasso in Kristinehamn
    Picasso in Kristinehamn
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  • Burial cairns at Picasso cape
    Burial cairns at Picasso cape
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Kristinehamn Things to Do

  • Picasso sculpture!

    Picasso choose Kristinehamn, so can you. Unfortunatly just because it's Picasso not all people like his kind of art. Nor can they find anything special or beautiful about it. The sculpture is said to be a portrait of Picasso's wife. Wow, she must have been ugly! For many of the locals around the sculpture destroy the natural beauty and scenery of...

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  • Statue by Erik Rafael Rådberg

    Erik Rafael Rådberg (1881-1961) was born in Kristinehamn and was a also an artist by profession. Rådberg lived some years in Paris and attended the Académie Henri Matisse and the Académie Colarossi, as one of the teachers of Auguste Rhodin. This statue of Daphne is situated in Rådhusparken i Kristinehamn. Very close to Stadshotellet!Rådberg's...

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  • Kristinehamn's old cemetery

    The old graveyard is located outside the grand church. For anyone interested in old church yards this one is quite beautiful and well kept. See my video Kristinehamn's old church and cemetery.

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  • Burial cairns at Picasso cape,...

    If you're going to visit the famous Picasso statue located in Kristinehamn's archipelago you can also visit the 3 burial cairns from Bronze Age...A sign will show the way up to the cairns. There's also an information board. It's some 150 m. East from the statue.

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  • Järsberg Runestone

    The Järsberg Runestone is a runestone in the elder futhark (runic language) in Kristinehamn. It originates from the Viking age, dated 500 AD. This stone is a bit "offside" the city centre. You may contact Kristinehamn's Tourist Information for further details. Going by car? See my directions.

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  • Fröding's Family Home

    The very famous Swedish author Gustaf Fröding lived 14 years in Kristinehamn and his family home where his parents stayed on, still exists. If you wish to visit the house you need to make an reservation. I suggest you contact Kristinehamn's Tourist Information board for any further information.

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  • Kristinehamn's Church

    The church in Kristinehamn was built between 1847–1858 in neo-gothic style and it's still operated by the Church of Sweden. Has a lot of interesting historical stuff inside such as a triumphal cross from the 14th century. Three chandeliers of brass from the 1500s. Several epitaphs from 1500 - and 1800's. In the two towers are three bells, the...

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  • Kristinehamn's Library

    Kristienhamn's Central Library is located quite close to the Railway station and it is open to all. There are a wide range of books and other media that can be borrowed for free. Also a room for Newspapers and information about Kristinehamn. pC'S with Internet acess and free login.

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  • Saxholmen Island

    The Saxholmen island is a small island in the archipelago of Kristinehamn. You can axess Saxholmen only by boat through the north side of the island, or during spring-summer you can by a ticket for the ferry. On the Saxholmen you can find the ruins of a 12th century castle. Much archeology and investigation of the grounds has taken place over the...

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  • PICASSO'S WORK OF ART IN KRISTINNEHAMN

    Two ARTISTS met....Bengt Olson and Carl Nesjar.......Carl Nesjar had just experimented with a new material, some sort of BETON (Concrete).They met Pablo Picasse and told him about this experiments and he was interested.....and then: why not a sculpture somewhere in the NORTH of EUROPE, such a peaceful area of the world and yes, Picasso agreed in a...

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  • Don´t forget the exposition near the...

    When you come to the Picasso sculpture, there are two red buildings to the left. At most left you have the coffee restaurant where you can buy coffee and waffles. The other small red house is a little shop with a small exhibition of the construction work with the sculpture in 1965. There are also the sanitary services.

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  • A closer look!

    This is the surface on the Picasso statue. The surface is so hard that it will resist for 2000 year, they say.The statue was made in such a way that the mould was dense filled with small stones. Then from the underneath(!) a liquid of concrete was pressed into the mould. Such a technique was used to avoid air pockets in the casting. The technique...

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Kristinehamn Transportation

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    Boeier - Kristinehamn [Own photo]

    by Porteplume Updated Jul 3, 2003

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    Christine af Bro - The Boeier

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    English:
    A ship common in the seventeenth century. Type of vessel: Boeier
    Construction material: Oak, pine, larch and juniper.
    Length overall: 21,5 m
    Lenght including bowsprit: 29 m
    Beam: 5,8 m
    Draught, abt: 1,8 m
    Displacement, abt: 110 tonnes
    Ballast: 20-30 tonnes
    Height of mast, abt: 29 m
    Sail area, abt: 260 m²

    Bojortvarvet: open: Monday-Friday 11.00-19.00 saturday and sunday (between 17/6 - augusti) 12.00-20.00)
    Prices:
    Adults (from 15 years): 20 SEK
    Children: Free
    Pensionary/student: 10 SEK
    * Entrance-fee include guidance and a pin. Then pin is valid as entrance-fee
    during the whole building project!
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Kristinehamn Local Customs

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    by Dizzyhead Written Jun 19, 2013

    When you are at Södra Torget 3 , you are in the right place to visit the Tourist office and they will deeply happy to show you what Kristinehamn and Värmland can offer you. Dont be shy, just ask. They are there to help you and provide you with the information you need.

    If you want to send them a mail and ask something , you have the mail address here:
    turist@kristinehamn.se

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    • Budget Travel

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Kristinehamn Off The Beaten Path

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    North of Kristinehamn [Own photo]

    by Porteplume Updated Jul 3, 2003

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    Rail pedal trolley in Kristinehamn

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    Take a ride on the Otterbäck's line between Degerfors and Gullspång. If you rent the trolley in Konsterud you can choose to go northwards on the Otterbäck's line or to go southwards on the Torved's line. A nice trip is to go northwards to lake Däveln, where you will find a nice halting place. Then you can continue to Ängebäck - Löfberg's Shop. As a return journey this trip takes about 3-4 hours (9,5 kms). You can look at the rich animal life.

    Open hours:
    Maj - september. 073-8001179

    Ticket information:
    Price: May and Sep. 30:-, June - Aug. 40:- , 300 SEK/ 24 hours
    0550-881 87/881 83 Turistbyrån, 073-8001179.

    Route:
    From Kristinehamn: road 64 southwards, a few kilometers after Bäckhammar there is a sign that says Skottlanda, then follow the sign to Konsterud.

    Price SEK: Pris: 40:-/tim maj och sep. 40:-/tim jun - aug. 300:-/dygn.

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    Lake V��nern - Kristinehamn [Own photo]

    by Porteplume Updated Jul 3, 2003

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    Favorite thing: * Couldn't resist to set this photo of the Lake Vänern in Kristinehamn, but comments will follow soon...

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