Clarion Collection Hotel Bilan
Karlstad, 652 24
Phone: (46) 54 10 03 00
Fax: (46) 54 21 92 14
Flocked by thousands of poetry lovers from all over, Alsters Herrgard is a popular manor that served as a birthplace for the celebrated Swedish writer, Gustaf Froding. The construction of the manor dates back to the 13th century with several renovations in the later years. The edifice that one visits today was done by Froding's grandfather who reconstructed it on the lines of neoclassical architecture. Within is a memorial museum, dedicated to Gustaf Froding, that displays a collection of the writer's personal memorabilia. Apart from that, the Alsters Herrgard also serves as a cultural center where theatrical acts, concerts, exhibitions and other local events take place on a regular basis.
Lake Vänern is a mighty lake in Sweden and the largest in the country. The lake is an offshoot of the river Klarälven and has many islands within it. It is home to about 34 species of rare birds and animals. Created during the Ice Age, the lake remains frozen during winter and is a major water transport. Fishing is a prominent activity here and many families come here for a good quality time. The islands of the lake are also major tourist attractions with national parks and monasteries being built here. So come visit this idyllic lake that is recognized for being the third highest in the Europe.