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Guidebook for Charlottenberg

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Guidebook for Charlottenberg

Sightseeing
Tourist information in Eda (Morokulien infocenter) directly in house on borderline next to big road (road 61 in Sweden, road 2 in Norway). Fun for kids because borderline goes directly through house!
Morokulien Infocenter
Tourist information in Eda (Morokulien infocenter) directly in house on borderline next to big road (road 61 in Sweden, road 2 in Norway). Fun for kids because borderline goes directly through house!
Kongsvinger fortress (build under Danish Christian V) situated on a hill with magnificent view on Kongsvinger, and river Glomma, open for public at day time (45 km).
Kongsvinger Fortress
Kongsvinger fortress (build under Danish Christian V) situated on a hill with magnificent view on Kongsvinger, and river Glomma, open for public at day time (45 km).
Oslo is obviously the much bigger, and more interesting city with much more famous sightseeing attractions (https://www.visitoslo.com). Some suggestions: The Viking Ship Museum; Fram Museum - The Polar Ship Fram; The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet; National Gallery; City center with Karl Johans gate, Parlament Stortinget, Nationaltheatret, Palace; Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower; Vigeland Sculpture Park.
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Oslo
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Oslo is obviously the much bigger, and more interesting city with much more famous sightseeing attractions (https://www.visitoslo.com). Some suggestions: The Viking Ship Museum; Fram Museum - The Polar Ship Fram; The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet; National Gallery; City center with Karl Johans gate, Parlament Stortinget, Nationaltheatret, Palace; Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower; Vigeland Sculpture Park.
One good option in Karlstad at summer time is the båtbuss (boat bus lines sailing on branches of Klarälven through city center for price of normal bus ticket, https://karlstad.se/Karlstadsbuss/Batbuss).
Café Slusswakten
2 Västra Kanalgatan
One good option in Karlstad at summer time is the båtbuss (boat bus lines sailing on branches of Klarälven through city center for price of normal bus ticket, https://karlstad.se/Karlstadsbuss/Batbuss).
Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf; 20 November 1858 – 16 March 1940) was a Swedish author and teacher. She published her first novel, Gösta Berling's Saga, at the age of 33. She was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature which she was awarded in 1909. Additionally, she was the first female to be granted a membership in The Swedish Academy (WIKIPEDIA).
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Mårbacka
42 Mårbacka
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Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf; 20 November 1858 – 16 March 1940) was a Swedish author and teacher. She published her first novel, Gösta Berling's Saga, at the age of 33. She was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature which she was awarded in 1909. Additionally, she was the first female to be granted a membership in The Swedish Academy (WIKIPEDIA).
Löfbergs, named Löfbergs Lila between 1906–2012, is a coffee roastery in Karlstad, Sweden. It was founded in 1906 by the three brothers Josef, Anders and John Löfberg. Löfbergs is today one of the largest coffee roasteries in the Nordic countries. The company is still family owned and is now in third and fourth generation. The main office and one of the roasteries is in Karlstad. They own 50% of Peter Larsens Kaffe in Viborg, Denmark. Löfbergs also owns Kobbs tea. The company has 200 employees. As of 1999 the company had a 20% market share in Sweden (WIKIPEDIA)
Löfbergs
Löfbergs, named Löfbergs Lila between 1906–2012, is a coffee roastery in Karlstad, Sweden. It was founded in 1906 by the three brothers Josef, Anders and John Löfberg. Löfbergs is today one of the largest coffee roasteries in the Nordic countries. The company is still family owned and is now in third and fourth generation. The main office and one of the roasteries is in Karlstad. They own 50% of Peter Larsens Kaffe in Viborg, Denmark. Löfbergs also owns Kobbs tea. The company has 200 employees. As of 1999 the company had a 20% market share in Sweden (WIKIPEDIA)
Parks & Nature
Morokulien is a six-hectare area on the border between Norway (municipality of Eidskog) and Sweden (Eda Municipality). The name Morokulien was coined in the radio program "Över alla gränser" sent from Morokulien in 1959 and has since stuck. It is made up from the Norwegian and the Swedish words for "fun" (moro and kul, respectively). In 1910 the Nordic Peace Congress in Stockholm decided that a peace monument should be raised on the border between Sweden and Norway to celebrate 100 year of peace between the countries. The building of the peace monument was finished in 1914 (WIKIPEDIA).
Fredsmonument Sverige/Norge
Morokulien is a six-hectare area on the border between Norway (municipality of Eidskog) and Sweden (Eda Municipality). The name Morokulien was coined in the radio program "Över alla gränser" sent from Morokulien in 1959 and has since stuck. It is made up from the Norwegian and the Swedish words for "fun" (moro and kul, respectively). In 1910 the Nordic Peace Congress in Stockholm decided that a peace monument should be raised on the border between Sweden and Norway to celebrate 100 year of peace between the countries. The building of the peace monument was finished in 1914 (WIKIPEDIA).
In the middle of the forest between Hole and Norra Skoga you will find Värmland's first and only moose park. Here you will be guaranteed to see a moose real close! A unique experience with mooses you will never forget... Check opening hours on website (http://moose-world.com)
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Värmlands Moose Park
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In the middle of the forest between Hole and Norra Skoga you will find Värmland's first and only moose park. Here you will be guaranteed to see a moose real close! A unique experience with mooses you will never forget... Check opening hours on website (http://moose-world.com)
Ritamäki was the last settlement in Värmland where descendants of the old Finnish settlers lived. Ritamäki and its surroundings are protected as a cultural heritage site and nature reserve. You can find rare plants and flowers here. From the parking at Lake Lomsen, you need to walk about 1,3 km uphill to arrive at the Ritamäki settlement. The Seven Croft Trail ends in Ritamäki. This is a beautiful 7,9 km long hiking trail, starting from the parking at Lake Lomsen and going past seven Finnish settlements in the area, in Norway and Sweden, including Ritamäki (www.visittorsby.se)
Ritamäki finntorp
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Ritamäki was the last settlement in Värmland where descendants of the old Finnish settlers lived. Ritamäki and its surroundings are protected as a cultural heritage site and nature reserve. You can find rare plants and flowers here. From the parking at Lake Lomsen, you need to walk about 1,3 km uphill to arrive at the Ritamäki settlement. The Seven Croft Trail ends in Ritamäki. This is a beautiful 7,9 km long hiking trail, starting from the parking at Lake Lomsen and going past seven Finnish settlements in the area, in Norway and Sweden, including Ritamäki (www.visittorsby.se)
Arts & Culture
Rackstadmusset in Arvika (45 km) shows permanent exhibition of good paintings of early 20th century art by the members of the Rackstad Colony (http://www.rackstadmuseet.se).
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Rackstadmuseet
11 Kungsvägen
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Rackstadmusset in Arvika (45 km) shows permanent exhibition of good paintings of early 20th century art by the members of the Rackstad Colony (http://www.rackstadmuseet.se).
Lars Ivar Lerin (born 2 April 1954 in Munkfors) is a Swedish painter and author. He won the August Prize in 2014 for the fact book Naturlära (WIKIPEDIA)
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Sandgrund Lars Lerin
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Lars Ivar Lerin (born 2 April 1954 in Munkfors) is a Swedish painter and author. He won the August Prize in 2014 for the fact book Naturlära (WIKIPEDIA)
Domkyrka / Cathedral in Karlstads For four hundred years the church was situated by the side of the river, where Stadshotellet is located today. The old church was destroyed however, by a fire in 1719 and a new church was built between 1723 and 1730 on Lagberget, by Christian Haller from Sachsen. Sixty years passed before the church was completed. The great fire in 1865 also affected the cathedral. The church bells tumbled down and the steeple fell on the church roof, which caught fire and then collapsed. The church tower was rebuilt again however, and it is the one we see today. The latest restoration was carried through in 1998.
Karlstad Cathedral
Domkyrka / Cathedral in Karlstads For four hundred years the church was situated by the side of the river, where Stadshotellet is located today. The old church was destroyed however, by a fire in 1719 and a new church was built between 1723 and 1730 on Lagberget, by Christian Haller from Sachsen. Sixty years passed before the church was completed. The great fire in 1865 also affected the cathedral. The church bells tumbled down and the steeple fell on the church roof, which caught fire and then collapsed. The church tower was rebuilt again however, and it is the one we see today. The latest restoration was carried through in 1998.
Shopping
One of Scandinavia’s biggest shopping center is in Charlottenberg (16 km). Because the big cloth and sport shops have little storage place, you can get good bargains when there come in new collections. Apparently biggest food shop in Scandinavia is Hypermat. However, Lidl is at least as good ( and cheaper (: and cheaper !).
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Charlottenbergs Shoppingcenter
1 Helga Görlins gata
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One of Scandinavia’s biggest shopping center is in Charlottenberg (16 km). Because the big cloth and sport shops have little storage place, you can get good bargains when there come in new collections. Apparently biggest food shop in Scandinavia is Hypermat. However, Lidl is at least as good ( and cheaper (: and cheaper !).
Food Scene
Famous and appreciated restaurant in the nature. Tvällen offers a menu with many alternatives from the wild. Good food, but as well a bit expensive. Limited opening hours, so make sure it is open when you plan to eat there!
Värdshuset Tvällen
Famous and appreciated restaurant in the nature. Tvällen offers a menu with many alternatives from the wild. Good food, but as well a bit expensive. Limited opening hours, so make sure it is open when you plan to eat there!
Entertainment & Activities
Torsby Ski Tunnel is Sweden's first ski tunnel, located in Torsby, Sweden. The tunnel was inaugurated on 16 June 2006 and is 1.3 km long, 8 m wide and 4 m high (WIKIPEDIA). https://skidtunnel.se
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Torsby Skidtunnel & Sportcenter
11 Vasserudsvägen
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Torsby Ski Tunnel is Sweden's first ski tunnel, located in Torsby, Sweden. The tunnel was inaugurated on 16 June 2006 and is 1.3 km long, 8 m wide and 4 m high (WIKIPEDIA). https://skidtunnel.se