"Gävle" Sweden Things to Do Tip by Leipzig

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  the giant goat in miniature
by Leipzig

Gävle has a population of about 90,000 people and is Sweden's 15th largest city. It is located on the Baltic Sea coast. The university town has a great cultural and outdoor life. Gävle received its city charter by King Kristoffer of Bayern in 1446 and is therefore the oldest town in Norrland.
Gävle is home of the "burning" Swedish Yule goat.

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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