"Railways and rams" Top 5 Page for this destination Gävle by Sjalen
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G?vle to me is one of Sweden's hidden gems. I would not have been that familiar with it if it was not for the fact that my mum was born here and has her first happy memories from this place until granny had enough of the dark winters up here and asked granddad if it wasn't time for that career move home to south Sweden yet. It was, and so he had to leave his County office and the chairmanship of the local football club to someone else and move south for good, much to mums sadness.
Today, she has hardly gone back, whilst I instead seem to go there regularly. Not that I'm a train spotter but I DO love train journeys and G?vle is the home of the National Railway Museum. It is also home of the famous Christmas straw ram which people come all over the world to set fire to and to Gevalia coffee - quite trendy in New York these days I believe? The city smells of it on business days. Wake up and smell the coffee here you too!
- Pros:good museums, friendly, scenic archipelago
- Cons:dark winters
- In a nutshell:Great stopover between Stockholm and the highlands
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