Norra tullen

Norra tullen

Hjoån, which today divides the town in two parts, used to be the north border. Here, Norreport customs house was built in 1671 where tradesmen, craftsmen and farmers paid a fee to bring their goods into town.

Countryside trading was against the law and it was the job of the burghers to put marketplaces at the disposal of traders as well as to provide the upkeep of fences and custom points.

The present customs house is from the first half of the 18th century and contributes in its own indispensable way to the special character of Hamngatan.

Since the abolishment of Lilla tullen at the beginning of the 19th century, the building has housed various activities such as a candy store, clothes shop and tapestry workshop.

Norra tullen

Hjoån, which today divides the town in two parts, used to be the north border. Here, Norreport customs house was built in 1671 where tradesmen, craftsmen and farmers paid a fee to bring their goods into town. Countryside trading was against the law and …

The Långan quarter

Långan was where the well-to-do trading and crafts properties were located. Imposing entrances broad enough for a horse and carriage to pass through line the streets, and in the yards, long wooden buildings extend down to the lake. All Långan lots are …

Stadsgården

Stadsgården’s buildings on Regeringsgatan are from the early 1850s and this is where the town’s counsel offices eventually ended up. A telegraph station, library and police station have also been situated here. The old lock-up can still be seen in the …

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 …