"Our Varberg adventure" Varberg by evaanna

Varberg Travel Guide: 39 reviews and 52 photos

Varberg deserves a break in your journey if only to see the 13th century fortress and the great views of the sea and the town that it offers. I am not too fond of all kinds of defensive constructions but we found the museum in the fortress most interesting.
In the 19th century Varberg was a well-known resort with its own baths. The bathhouse is still there, but for warmer days there are also many bathing and surfing places on the coast south of the town. There is a regular ferry connection between Varberg and Grena in Denmark.

  • Last visit to Varberg: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated Nov 9, 2009
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  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2009 at 4:20 AM

    Fascinated with the story of the Bocksten Man. Your picture looks like he is preserved where he was found, in the pete bog, but you did say he was now in the museum.

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    Oct 13, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    Thanks Ewa, the museum sounds very interesting :-)) I'll be in Sweden next summer (for a famous birthday, lol) and Halland's Län is one of my destinations :-) Ahh, murder and crime, I really like this :-)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2007 at 6:08 AM

    Great page as your usual. Interesting fortress with a view! I like your tip on King Karl XII's button.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2006 at 7:09 AM

    You are right!! Bocksten Man and the Tollund Man circumstances seem quite similar -- except the red, curly hair!! All Kind Karl XII's plight is interesting story as well. Great page!

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2006 at 1:01 PM

    Beautiful view from the Fortress. How sad about 'Bocksten Man', and yes how sad it is what man can do to each other.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2006 at 9:34 PM

    "Killed by his own button!" That would make a perfect title for a thriller! A night in prison, the Bocksten Man, what a nice place! Excellent page!

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2006 at 7:07 AM

    Very interesting place and well described. look forward to more, So many of the bodies found in bogs whether Sweden or Ireland seem to have died gruesome deaths.

  • 807Wheaton's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2005 at 6:26 PM

    I have never heard of The Bocksten Man. I have not been to Sweden but think about it often; my great-grandmother was born there. Thanks for a nice page. Marcia

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2005 at 1:53 AM

    Hello Eva! A very good page about lovely Swedish town. I have very fond memories of our short stay there many years ago.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2005 at 2:41 PM

    Great history here - loved the reference to red hair................


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