Pippi Longstockings has celebrated Christmas here, coldest temperatures on record have been measured here and not least, the city currently has a well-deserved place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
“Bergstaden” entered the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1980 and next to Prague, is the one of the most beautiful cities I’ve visited. Now we have the place almost completely to ourselves. It is a bank holiday and everything is closed. We hardly see a soul anywhere.
We stroll along peaceful streets of a city, which grew due to the copper mines that operated here. It must have been hard times, in an unpopulated area with large distances and harsh winters.
‘Surely it must be quiet here in the winter …?’ our travel companions wonder. It is cold and we are dressed in warm clothes (except Tony who stubbornly keeps his shorts on). What must it then be like in the middle of winter! Actually, during winter there are a lot of activities here, I reply. The Christmas market is very well known.
We let the cameras lead the way: