Gränna and Visingsö offer magical views
Info Points Gränna:
Örserumsbrunn Gestgifveri and Conference, old Brunnsvägen 10
Bauer farm, Bunn
Persgården, Stigby Persgård 1
Visingso Hotels & Conference, Norrbovägen 90
At Vätterns southeastern shore lies Gränna, a prototypical Swedish idyll with beautiful old wooden houses, well-kept gardens, Bauerskog and cobbled streets. From the harbor there are frequent departures by ferry over to Visingsö - the pearl of Lake Vättern!
Both Gränna and Visingsö offers beautiful views, castle, cobblestone, wooden house idyll, castle ruins, paths and oak forests. And not the least interesting story. Wherever you set foot, are you my story in book. Here you can go to enjoy the tranquility, nature and atmosphere, but there is also a generous selection of culture, Activities and Adventures.
Beyond the polka pig farms and cobbled streets are Bauerskog and magical paths. Scenic places worth exploring more of. The lush countryside is rich in unique plant- and animal species, many of which are rare or even endangered. Hiking trails and charming country roads to ride along, both in Gränna and on Visingsö, there are plenty. The area between Huskvarna and Gränna is a paradise for cyclists with its quiet country roads and winding gravel roads. Here you are offered variety and choices that make it suitable for all types of cyclists, regardless of level and ambition. If you are more attracted to lace up your hiking boots and see nature on foot, there are several trails waiting for you. Try hiking at the summer idyll Röttle village, fabulous John Bauerleden or Kleven's nature trail.
A different way to get around when you are on Visingsö is with the belt law, the island's popular horse-drawn carriages in the 100 years had driven visitors around the beautiful island. We travel at a relaxed pace and you can enjoy both the scents and nature experiences.
Start your morning early with a walk by Lake Vättern, or maybe out on one of Gränna's many lakes. Glide over the mirror-shiny water and enjoy the tranquility. Join a guided boat trip on the beautiful lakes in Bunn, or rent a canoe or kayak yourself and enjoy the tranquility as you glide across the mirror-shiny water.
Whether you are on Visingsö or in Gränna there are lots of memories of past glory periods. In Gränna, for example, you can visit the Grenna Museum, which illuminates polar history with, among other things, the exhibition about S A Andrée's famous polar expedition..
Most castle ruins and castles in County testify to the former superpower,. The Nose on Visingö southern tip lies the ruin of Sweden's first royal castle from the 1100s. Visingsborg ruined castle located at Visingsö harbor is another relic from the era of the Counts 1500- and 1600s.
Another popular memory from the same time is Brahehus. Beautifully situated on the top of northern Gränna with an amazing view of the city and water. Röttle village just south of Gränna is Count Per Brahe's industrial park from the 1600s, and this summer, you may visit the Rasmus Mill to see how to grind flour on timely manner.
The production of polka dots started in Gränna in the 1850s by the poor widow Amalia Erikson. Ever since then, it has manufactured candy canes in Gränna and every year it pops up exciting new flavors and shapes of this immensely popular souvenir. Today there are a lot of digesters in Gränna where you get to see how the production goes to. At some cookery you can also try baking your own polka dots.
But Gränna and Visingsö is much more than just sweet peppermint bars. Here are several local delicacies in the form of self-produced musts, to, crispbread, chocolate and more.