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    Question In Sweden, looking for culture

    Hej, I'm an American here currently studying abroad in Smaland. I'm interested in the traditions and culture of Sweden, since I practice them at home. So far I've only been to a few towns and cities, but I still want more. I love the music, celebrations, and customs, but I really don't know where or when to find them, so I need your help . I would absolutely love to go to a folk festival or something, especially during Midsummers... could someone direct me to the best places to go? I would be eternally grateful.
    Tack!

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    Re: In Sweden, looking for culture

    Whatever you do don't visit malmö

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    Re: In Sweden, looking for culture

    Is your avatar a picture from Sweden?

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    Re: In Sweden, looking for culture

    Of course, taken in Dalarna.

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    I think the most traditional midsummer festival is held in Rättvik, Dalarna. I also advice you to try to attend to a crayfish party and a surströmmingsskiva(fermented Baltic herring).

    I can also recommend you to visit the national romantic artist Carl Larssons home Sundborn in Dalarna and the national museum of art(Nationalmuseum) in Stockholm.

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    There's a nice castle in Kalmar, have you seen it?

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    Re: In Sweden, looking for culture

    Perhaps a visit to Gotland during Medeltidsveckan (medieval week) would be something to consider? It's in August though.

    http://www.medeltidsveckan.com/

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    Sv: In Sweden, looking for culture

    Quote Originally Posted by Hårgalåten View Post
    Hej, I'm an American here currently studying abroad in Smaland. I'm interested in the traditions and culture of Sweden, since I practice them at home. So far I've only been to a few towns and cities, but I still want more. I love the music, celebrations, and customs, but I really don't know where or when to find them, so I need your help . I would absolutely love to go to a folk festival or something, especially during Midsummers... could someone direct me to the best places to go? I would be eternally grateful.
    Tack!
    If only more swedes would have thought like you and practise their traditions as well.,
    Falun folk music festival http://www.falufolk.com/ here are one more folky music festival http://www.musikvidsiljan.se/

    for some history, there are an viking village situated in southern sweden http://www.foteviken.se/

    and an visit to mälaren around birka http://hildebrand.raa.se/varveng/birkae.asp could be nice

    Ha det så kul i sverige

    enjoy your stay

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    Go to Öland and visit the very special nature reserve Alvaret and the national park Blå Jungfrun. Regalskeppet Kronan is a ship that sunk outside Öland and you can see it at Kalmar läns museum in Kalmar.

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    Re: In Sweden, looking for culture

    There's a nice castle in Kalmar, have you seen it?
    Not yet, but I will come May, because our Swedish Film class will go all across Glass Kingdom to Kalmar and back to visit sites of the films.

    Falun folk music festival http://www.falufolk.com/ here are one more folky music festival http://www.musikvidsiljan.se/
    I will try to go to the Folk Festivals, but FYI the Falufolk Festival filed for bankruptcy in 2005 .

    Go to Öland and visit the very special nature reserve Alvaret and the national park Blå Jungfrun. Regalskeppet Kronan is a ship that sunk outside Öland and you can see it at Kalmar läns museum in Kalmar.
    I'm going to try to go to Birka and Öland in May if time permits.

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