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Historic Vestiges

The area around Falkenberg has been inhabited since the end of the Ice Age. They have left many traces behind. Sometimes we know what they mean; sometimes we can only guess. Many of the locations are mysterious and are associated with fables and legends that make them all the more exciting to visit.


Hagbards Gallows

Now you have made your way to one of the most legendary locations in Falkenberg. Long before Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet, a similar story is said to have taken place here. These large stones from the bronze age are said to be vestiges of the legend of Hagbard and Signe.

The Axtorna Stone

Here in the middle of the quiet Falkenberg countryside, the gun smoke hovered thick on 20 October 1565. The wind howled and the rain lashed when 20,000 men clashed at the battle at Axtorna, one of the greatest in Nordic history.

Danabäck Stone

Perhaps it looks like just another ordinary stone, but it has had a significant task for the past 600 years. For such a long time, the Danabäck stone constituted one of the boundary markers between Sweden and Denmark.

Stone Burial Chamber at Hulta

Out on an islet, under a few beautiful oaks, you will find one of Halland’s longest and best preserved stone burial chambers. About 4000 years ago, this seemed like a great place for a grave!

Tridents

This special place with its large tridents wake the imagination. Was this a site for rituals at the time or was it a grave? Archaeologists agree, however, that they date back to the period of AD 400 - 600.

Särestad Grave Field

Within Särestad’s grave field rest many generations of Särestad’s inhabitants that lived during the bronze age and the early iron age. Here you will also find a large mound called Hagbard’s Hill.