"Welcome to Hälleforsnäs" Hälleforsnäs by pantarei

Hälleforsnäs Travel Guide: 1 reviews and 8 photos

What is Hälleforsnäs?

A little village in the municipality of Flen. Centrally situated 15 km from Flen, 32 Km from Eskilstuna and 40 Km from Katrineholm.

The Village

This village, 150km from Stockholm has been a hive of industry until the beginning of the 1990's when the foundry that the village was built around was closed after 350 years(Grounded 1659). Nowadays the Foundry is a cultural centre and once again a hive of activity

The foundry began as a cannon workshop, cannons were made and exported from here to the Swedish army in Europe. In the beginning of the 20th century the foundry started going over to civil production, making radiators and stoves. Between 1920 and 1980 the main products were pipes and other plumbing accessories.

During their high life in the sixties there were over 1000 employees at the foundry and a few hundred people employed with subsidirial work round and about the foundry.

In the eighties the foundry was purchased by Electrolux, and production switched to producing plates for cookers until they closed in 1990 and the foundry was taken over by some of the employees.The area around the foundry is today still lively, but not the way it was when the foundry was the centre of the village.

Today Lager 157 has opened an outlet in the old foundry, but have kept the "Factory style" in the store. Serholt(Village), the interior design company has also opened an outlet next door to Lager 157, so things are looking up for Hälleforsnäs again.

The Stockholm School of Art have summer courses here. The actually foundry is a centre for artists in the area and Hälleforsnäs has become a cultural centre for the whole of Sörmland.

Not Just Lager 157

Even though Hälleforsnäs has got an upswing thanks to Lager 157, we do have a theatre, and a lot of cultural events with the Coalhouse theatre and all the artistes living in the village.

Check out www.halleforsnas.nu for more information

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quaint Small Village
  • Cons:, Bus and train are not tthat often
  • In a nutshell:I love it there....
  • Last visit to Hälleforsnäs: Sep 2009
  • Intro Written Sep 26, 2009
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