The wooden town in the Bergslagen region

The wooden town in the Bergslagen region

The town of Nora with its grid layout is characterised by the mining industry and was granted its town charter in the 17th century. You can go shopping in the small boutiques, visit the Göthlinska Gården museum and take the vintage railway to Pershyttan. Stroll along the lakeside walk and look out over Lake Norasjön. Experience what author Anna-Maria Lenngren so ingeniously described when writing about Nora, “Such a small town, such a lot of taste”.

In terms of taste, treat yourself to some of the famous Nora ice cream, Noraglassen, freshly made every day since 1923. Try the thriller queen’s dream waffle Deckardrottningens Drömvåffla, which got its name from crime writer Maria Lang, who referred to Nora as Skoga in her books. Nora offers visitors well-preserved wooden buildings, cobbled streets, houses that are distinctive of various periods in history, the beautiful square with its dazzlingly white church, old-fashioned shop signs and a wealth of details that reinforce the character of the town. And, hopefully, also your feeling of wellbeing. A feeling that makes you want to visit Nora again in the future.

Rådstugugatan

Rambergska gården The archway is baroque-inspired with rhombic-patterned doors that lead into a large courtyard. Most of the buildings in the yard are from the 1960s. The extensive rebuilding programme of the 1960s left only the 18th century building a …

Sandbergs gård

The richly adorned entrance in a regional rococo style that lead into the Sandberg homestead from Storgatan is probably the most photographed archway in Nora. The property is one of the most well-preserved 18th century homesteads in the town. The court …

Vintage railway/Pershyttan

Take your seat, please, close the doors – and set out on an old-fashioned train adventure! The vintage railway and the station area in Nora afford a peak experience that fascinates both children and adults. Begin with a tour of the well-preserved stati …

30 maj, 2014
Bild: Visar interiör på Vaxblekaregården. Foto: Lars Thunbjörk

Eksjö, Hjo, Nora. Three small, wooden towns in Sweden that create a distinctive image for themselves with the most Swedish things we have – beautiful wooden buildings erected by skilled craftsmen from the 18th century onwards; buildings beautifully pai …