Sights and Attractions in Värmland: Cultural
The poet and writer Erik Gustaf Geijer's childhood home. Also F A Dahlgren, the
man who wrote the play "Värmlänningarna", was born here. For more
specified opening hours, please phone: Geijersgården 0552-300
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Värmlands Turistråd Selma Lagerlöf wrote many
epic sagas during her lifetime and was finally awarded with the Nobel prize in
literature. During the summer you can visit Mårbacka, the estate where
she was born and later bought back and spent her last days at. In the garden
you can stroll freely, and there is a small café in one of the barns.
The house has guided tours. Mårbacka Minnesgård. Phone:
The writer Nils Ferlin was born in Filipstad in eastern
Värmland. There is an exhibition with his texts and poems. For more
information please call the museum Kvarnen, phone: 0590-151 98.
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In the archipelago of Kristinehamn stands a statue made by Pablo Picasso. He
made it as a tribute to his wife Jaquelin. Picasso himself chose the site for
his masterpiece. The statue is 15 meters high and can be seen from lake
For more information please call
Kristinehamn's Tourist Agency
Phone: 0550-881 87
Almost by the border to the province of
Västergötland lies Southern Råda. Here you can find a wooden
church from the 13th century. It is famous because of its beautiful and
somewhat remarkable ceiling and wall paintings.
For more information
and opening hours please call Degerfors Tourist Agency
Phone: 0586-483 93.
In this house Gustaf Fröding, one of the most famous poets
in Sweden was born. The house has a commemorative exhibition and is situated 8
km east of Karlstad.
For more specific information, please call
Karlstad Tourist Agency
Phone: 054-14 90 55.
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