Quality Hotel Vanersborg
Vanersborg, 462 40
Phone: (46) 521 57 57 20
Fax: (46) 521 609 23
The Trollhättan Canal runs about 82 kilometers (50.95) and connects Lake Vänern to Kattegat. Only about 10 kilometers of the canal was artificially excavated, the rest was a natural drain from Göta River. The canal features six locks, the first being Lilla Edet, which is also one of the oldest locks in Sweden. Every year over ,4000 vessels, including cargo as well as civil boats pass through Trollhättan Canal, as such it is quite a popular route of water transport. The canal is also where several small, local islands of Trollhättan can be found, these include Gamle dal'n, Kanalön and Spikön, to name a few. The Trollhättan Canal also features the popular attraction Trollhättan Falls at the Malgö Bridge.
Trollhättan Water Tower is a meticulously designed water tower, and was built in 1909 following the instructions by architect Erik Josephsson. The tower was converted into nine apartments comprising one or two storeys. The tower provides a panoramic view of the nearby Drottningtorget ("the Queen's Square") and University College West.
Trollhättan Fallen or Trollhättan Falls are one of the largest and the oldest water falls in the city of Trollhättan. The spectacular sight of these great waters have been a major attraction for many tourists and locals for centuries. You can see the lovely pine trees, the rocks and the beautiful landscape amidst where these gurgling waters make way. You can also see the large dams built on the falls. This beautiful sight is opened from May to September.
Located in Sollebrunn in Västergötland, Koberg Castle lies about 64.37 kilometers (40 miles) north of Gothenburg. The castle traces its history to 1400s, and overlooks the Lake Vanderydsvattnet. Once owned by Niclas Sahlgren, the director of The East India Company, the gorgeous structure is now home to some members of the Royal House of Bernadotte. The Koberg Castle and the peripheral estate, as we see today, includes approximately 1,000 hectares (2471 acres) of arable land. The estate also comprises of a large wooded area which is available for activities such as hunting and fishing. Some parts of the castle and the estate remain open for public viewing, check the website for more.
Nordens Ark zoo is home to endangered animals, both wild and tame, from Sweden and abroad. 80 species are represented in two separate sections, the "wild" one and the "tame" one. From the 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) hiking track that runs through the wild section, you can see wolves and animals from the Himalayas. Along the way are activity stops for adults and children. The tame part, Lantgården, is for old species of Swedish farm animals, such as mountain cattle, Linderöd swine or Orust hens. There is also a cafe within the zoo.
The Ljungs Kyrka is the main church of the Ljungskile parish. The church, located about 65 kilometers (40 miles) north of Gothenburg, was built in 1902 and is a prime example of local traditional churches. They hold regular worship services throughout the week, call ahead for more details.
The Dalaborg Castle is in Mellerud, Sweden is a castle that was built somewhere around 1304. The castle was built by two Dukes Valdemar and Erik who were known to be fighting along with King Birger. The Dalaborg is more popular for the reason that it was here that Queen Margaret was recognized as Sovereign in 1388. The castle was destroyed in 1434 by the peasant army, all that is left in this day is the basement of a blockhouse, the ramparts, the moat and a terrace. A model of the castle is exhibited in the Mellerud Museum.