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The 12-16th century castle ruins at Gräfsnäs is definately one of the major sights of Alingsås. You can get there by the railway mentioned above. There are a few vaulted halls still intact and you can walk around here after seeing an exhibition on the castle history, but you might also end up in the middle of a wedding as this romantic place is popular place for tying the knot. If you come by your own transport, there is also time for you to stroll in the park and maybe have a meal or an ice cream and let your children play. On Sundays you can also look at the nearby 18th century soldier's croft, smithy and mill. Gräfsnäs also hosts various concerts and other events in summer.
Written Mar 22, 2005
From May to September, steam engines and other preserved trains take you the 12 kilometres along Lake Anten to Gräfsnäs Castle ruins. You can stop here and there and have a coffee or just enjoy the scenery and you can also lend a hand when turning the engine to go back if you find trains interesting.
Updated Mar 22, 2005
The nightlife of this little town is pretty much non existant, though there is a couple of bars and the nightclub Tallhyddan. the age limit varies from night to night and It's usually crowded with teenagers. Mainly 18-25.
Other bars and nightclubs in this town are: Hotellet or The hotel, which is pretty much what it sounds like, the local hotel, Grand hotel in the centre of the town has a night club which is open a couple of days a week and gathers a lot of the local people. The age limit here varies from night to night, from 18 to 30. Be aware though that the age limit is extremly strict, there's no way getting in unless you are as old as they say you should be.
There is also a copule of bars, mainly with age limits from 25 and up in the centre of the town.
Dress Code: You can wear whatever you want, though jeans are not accepted sometimes.
Updated Apr 4, 2011