Quality Hotel Selma Lagerlof
Sunne, 686 35
Phone: (46) 565 688800
Fax: (46) 565 688821
Originally a Manor house, the Sundsbergs Gård is now a museum that displays artifacts on domestic life. The historic building is quite impressive and the artifacts range from kitchen displays to drawing rooms and other household settings. Each display is labeled according to the century and decade it belonged to. On display are also art works relating to forestry and textiles along with a dental museum. The Sundsbergs Gård's building in particular is an attraction of sorts. Having being featured as a beautiful setting in the epic novel, the site certainly qualifies as an interesting museum along with having a popular touristic appeal. For more details, do call ahead.
Situated along the Lake Fryken, the beautiful Rottneros Herrgård (Rottneros mansion) was made famous in Gosta Berling's Saga as the mansion Ekeby. The saga was written by Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerlöf who was the first woman to win the prestigious award in literature. The original structure was built in the middle of 18th Century, however, what we see today is the reconstructed mansion made of stone after the fire in 1929 that burnt down the structure. The reconstruction was commissioned by Svante Påhlson - former owner and real life major and the elegant structure was designed by the architect Georges von Dardel. Today, the mansion along with the park is renowned for its architecture and the collection of sculptures belonging to artists such as Erik Grate, Christian Eriksson, Carl Eldh and Per Hasselberg. Open throughout the year call or visit their website for more information.
Marbacka is a grandiose mansion that served as a birthplace and residence for the first woman writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, Selma Lagerlof. Upon the wish of the writer, her mansion and garden were kept as they were on the day of her death. The Marbacka is open for guided tours where visitors can peep into the life and achievements of this legendary writer. There is an exhibition on Lagerlof's personal life and writings in the barn. If you're a literary enthusiast, then a visit to Marbacka would surely inspire you to follow her footsteps.
Hagforsparken is a popular park much admired for its green lawns and pristine surroundings apart from having hosted many concerts and live performances featuring renowned Swedish sing Erik Grönwall and others.