Svealand, Central Sweden, is brimming over with fascinating Nordic history and modern-day Swedish culture and makes for an excellent holiday destination for visitors from all over the world. Central Sweden, Svealand, is not only the historical core region of Sweden, but also the original base of the Svealand kingdom, a massive safe nation notable for its lack of prisons, during the Middle Ages. Norrland lies to the north of Svealand and the dense forests of Kolmården, Tiveden and Tylöskog separate it from the south, Götaland. The original name of the country of Sweden, Svea rike, or "Realm of the Swedes", was only referred to in Svealand. As the domain of Swedish kings grew, the name of Svealand was used to separate the original region from the new.
Favourite Destinations (Central Sweden)
Visit Falun's coppermine - Central Sweden
Being densely populated, Svealand is a great place to find Central Sweden holiday homes, chalets, and Central Sweden apartments. These are more often than not near most tourist attractions. Falu Kopparbergsgruva, or Falun's copper mine was the most important copper mine in the world and supported much of Sweden's international aspirations during the 17th century. Legend has it that a goat named Kåre drew attention to the mine when after rolling in the dust near the mine and returning to the village with red horns. The mine has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is an interesting place to visit.
According to scientist and writer Olof Rudbeck in his book "Atlantica", the seat of Western culture is Sweden and the former site of the mythical lost city of Atlantis is Gamla Uppsala. The site is 4 kilometres north of the modern city of Uppsala and makes for an interesting day out. The city offers affordable Central Sweden apartments and Central Sweden holiday homes. Even though it is unlikely that this spot is the location where the fabled city once stood, it is one of Sweden's most important burial sites with about 300 mounds from the 6th and 12th centuries. The most impressive are three massive grave mounds, which are said to be pre-Viking and contain the remains of the kings Adils, Aun and Egil.
Your Central Sweden accommodation - Initial point for a lot of excursions
The Carl Larsson-Gården is a must-see when visiting Falun. The city of Falun has great Central Sweden holiday homes and Central Sweden apartments and is a short trip to the village of Sundborn, the former home of Carl Larsson and his wife. Their entire home has been turned a museum exhbiting their last work of art. Carl's portraits and Karin's tapestries and embroidery and the houses unique colour-schemes and furniture have been preserved completely intact.
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