Bremen - Puttgarden/Rödby (F) -
Helsingör/Heslingborg (F) - Sommen - Gränna -
Grislehamn/Eckerö (F) - Mariehamn -Degersand
-Eckerö/Grislehamn (F) - Strömstad -
Helsingborg/Helsingör (F) - Rödby/Puttgarden (F) - Bremen
Gränna is one on the east shore of the Vättern a situated
place which is famous for his "Polkagriser" what translates freely
"polka pigs" is called. In many shops which offer partly also an
insight the production of the sweets these peppermint poles are offered
in many taste directions.
In the walk by the place this name plate struck in the double entrance
of a house. Here practical-wise "Grenna Polkagris Kokeri" (sweet store)
and "Tandläkare" (dentist) are found together under the same roof.
From the cliffs Eckerös, the western great island of Åland,
one has a good view of the ferry "Alandia" running
The church of Eckerö belongs to the old buildings on the island.
Even if she looks insignificant from the outside, a visit repays.
The church space is filled with mural paintings. The ship model hanging
from the cover reminds of the post and the seafarer's time.
About Åland islands there ran the post which connected the
Swedish royal family with his possessions in Finland in a regular
service. Everywhere on the post sign one hits - even the
Eckeröfähren lead it. Annually in the early summer takes
place - in support of the former postal courier's service - a regatta
of Väddö to Eckerö by partly restored oar and sail boats
from past and in old costumes.
Kastelholm is an old, relatively well-preserved castle arrangement.
Directly beside Kastelholm there is the home museum Jan Karlsgarden.
The "Majstången" on Åland islands differ very much from
those in Sweden. However, the same windmills are to be found just also
on the Swedish east coast to down to Öland.
Who has bought crispbread already once in the Swedish supermarket, will
have been surprised absolutely, why some kinds had a hole in the middle.
In an old farmhouse we found the solution:
The remains of the fortress Bomarsund book the Russian past. It was
destroyed by English and French naval unities in 1843 (+/-).
Degersand owns a camping place with nice sandy beach. One can see the
ferries passing in the distance on their way from Sweden to Finland
which insert a short interstop in Mariehamn. From here one needs from
only 20 to 30 minutes of drive to reach to the ferry in Eckerö to
The physical reserve "Saltö" on the Swedish west coast, to the
south of Strömstad, also has a public bath place. After a 5-minute
walk of the parking bay by the wood, one finds miraculous sandy beach.
If one looks after the south above the water surface, one sees on the
other shore the fishing harbour and yachtsman's harbour of Resö.
In the northern turning place of "Saltö" one has a nice view of
the northern Koster islands. Far in the background behind it there lies
the Norwegian mainland.
To reach to the rocks "Longholm" lying
in the background on the right, it needs of the camping place approx.
15-minute boat journey. With water depths between 10 and 40 m many
boats drive out in summer to the mackerel fishing.
From "Saltö" 2 bridges lead "Daftö" by the
Schären-garden back to the mainland. In the background the mussel
breeding arrangements are to be seen. Unfortunately, the number of the
swimming islands has become less and less during
the last years.