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Introducing Halmstad

After roasting themselves on the 6km-long Blue Flag beach at Tylösand (8km west of town), many visitors hit Halmstad’s heaving bars and clubs to crank up the party vibe.

Danish until 1645, Halmstad served as an important fortified border town. Its street plan was laid out by the Danish king Christian IV after a huge fire wiped out most of the buildings in 1619. He also awarded Halmstad its coat of arms: you’ll see the three crowns and three hearts motif dotted all over the place.