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Söderåsens National Park

Söderåsens National Park

Söderåsen National Park was created in 2001 and covers more than 1,625 hectares. The natural landscape is varied and offers leafy deciduous forests and majestic talus slopes with high rocks, flowing watercourses and panoramic views. Skäralid, Odensjön in Nackarpsdalen and the views from Kopparhatten, Hjortsprånget and Lierna along the Skäralid valley are particularly popular destinations. Söderåsen National Park is located 30 km east of Helsingborg in Skåne.
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Sofiero Palace

Sofiero Palace

With its romantic grounds, Sofiero Palace makes for a popular destination. The grounds are perhaps best known for their unparalleled rhododendrons, with an incredible 5,000 bushes bursting into flower in the spring. The fairytale of Sofiero began in 1864, when Crown Prince Oskar and his wife Sophia had their summer residence built here. In 1905, Oskar – by now King Oskar ll – gave the palace to his grandson Prince Gustav Adolf and his bride Princess Margareta as a wedding present. This is when the gardens literally flourished. Princess Margareta was a keen and creative gardener, and it was her who first laid out the grounds that we can enjoy to this day. She arranged flower beds and gardens, had paving laid and wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. Every summer, the Crown Prince couple travelled from Stockholm with their four young princes and Princess Ingrid, who eventually became Queen of Denmark. When Margareta died in 1920, Gustaf Adolf carried on the work in the garden, particularly with the rhododendrons. The palace was the summer residence of the Swedish royal family up until 1973, when it was given to the town of Helsingborg. This small palace, which lies like a jewel amid the extensive lawns, is home to a restaurant where the food is prepared by some of Sweden’s finest chefs. There’s also a café with views of the Öresund Sound and Denmark.
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Fredriksdal museums and gardens

Fredriksdal museums and gardens

Nowhere in Europe will you find anywhere to match to Fredriksdal. This is Skåne in miniature, with 360,000 square metres of unique settings, buildings and gardens. The history and diversity of the countryside are kept alive with care here. With its museums and gardens, Fredriksdal offers interesting activities for all ages, all year round. Take an exploratory walk, watch the animals grazing or join the manor maids on an interesting tour. Buy a bag of old-fashioned sweets in the old town quarter or your favourite rose in the flower shop. Find answers to your questions about nature or folklore, or just lie back and relax in a hammock. With its historical parks and gardens, houses and farms, animals, meadows, woods and pastures, all situated around an eighteenth century manor house, a visit to Fredriksdal is like making a journey back into the past.
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Ven island

Ven island

In the middle of the Øresund strait, right between Sweden and Denmark, lies the idyllic island of Ven. The astronomer Tycho Brahe was gifted the whole island by King Fredrik II after he discovered a new star in the Cassiopeia constellation. Here he constructed one of the most interesting buildings of the time: the Uraniborg castle, a subterranean observatory called Stjerneborg and a renaissance garden. The New Church of Ven has now been turned into a museum, the garden has been renovated, and in the observatory you can watch a light and sound show. The light in Ven is said to have a unique quality, which has attracted many an artist and ceramist to the island. Take a tour among the studios and workshops, and meet with sculptors and silversmiths along the way. Ven is a small island, and the best way to get around is by bike, which you can easily rent when you get off the ferry.
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Mölle

Mölle

At the foot of Kullaberg lies the old fishing town of Mölle. At the end of the nineteenth century, Mölle became known as the location of the first unisex public bath in Sweden, where ladies and gentlemen in striped bathing suits would go swimming in the sea. This was a great sensation that attracted curious and adventurous guests from all over, and there was even a train from Berlin. “Sinful Mölle” was thus established. To this day, Mölle is a popular tourist destination with its population tripling in the summer months.
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