Nordic Watercolour Museum
The Nordic Watercolour museum is an inspiring meeting place for art, nature and people, an arena for art based on water, pigment and paper. Since the start, world class art has been shown; Salvador Dali, Bill Viola, Louise Bourgeois and Swedish favorites like Elsa Beskow, Anders Zorn and Lars Lerin. Together with Restaurant Vatten they offer you a stay that appeals to all your senses. Welcome!
Besides the Bohus fortress visitors to Kungälv will also find one of the finest Baroque churches in the Nordic countries sited on the old town square. Take a stroll along the ancient and picturesque Västra gatan and finish up with a visit to the Bräckboden, the Göteborg Kex biscuit factory’s own ‘outlet’. Open Monday-Friday 8.30-18.00, Saturdays 8.00-14.00.
Unique settlement with an exciting history in a remarkably beautiful environment. Recreational possibilities were available on the island as early as in the 1800’s, where public baths, guest houses, summer residences and a social club lay. Many of these buildings remain to this day.
An old fishing village located on the most south-westerly point of Orust coast, with seething harbour life and restaurants.
Historically preserved wooden houses with a beautiful garden, greenhouse and a summer café.
Sculpture in Pilan
About a mile from the watercolour museum is the ancient burial ground, Pilane, with around 90 burial sites, gravestones and stone circles from the Iron Age. An array of outdoor sculpture is exhibited here every summer. This summer works by Tony Cragg, Eva Rothschild, Erwin Wurm, Klara Kristalova, Keith Edmier, Lori Hersberger, Peter Tillberg and Eric Langert will be shown 2 june-11september. Open dayli 9-19. Admission 80 SEK, children under 18 free admission.
Sundsby Manor situated on the island of Tjörn, dates back to the 14th Century. Sundsby offers an exciting history, several nature trails and a beautiful landscape. Margareta Hvitfeldt lived and ruled here between 1635-1683. Today the manor and the park are open to the public attracting visitors with its beauty and history. Here is a coffeehouse, a bakery and a farm shop.
Make an excursion to Göksäter! Here you will find everything from textiles to toys. The store has been here in the middle of the countryside on Orust since 1866. Göksäter, Henån, Orust. Open Mon-Wed 9-18, Tur 9-19, Fri 9-18, Sat 9-14.
Tavlebord - Lanthandel
Buy locally produced food and handicraft in a genuine environment. Open Saturdays 10-14. Tavlebord is in Tegneby on western Orust.
Daily guided tours are offered June 1-August 31 at 12.00, 14.00, 15.00. and at 16.00 June 25-July 31.
Take a walk through the picturesque streets and alleys of this small island town. Let yourself be swept away by the beautiful architecture and dream yourself away to bygone days. Join a guided tour around the Carlsten Fortress and end the day with a coffee and pastry at the distinguished Bergs teashop. Take the opportunity and visit the island during the Turn of the Century Days. Dress up in turn of the century dress and experience the town the way it was 100 years ago. August 19-21.