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Top Choice Mine in Falun

Falu Gruva

Falun’s kopparbergs gruva was the world’s most important copper mine by the 17th century. Called 'Sweden's treasure chest', it drove the small country's international aspirations, funded wars and helped paint all th…
Top Choice Historic Building in Falun

Carl Larsson-gården

Don’t miss Sweden's 'most famous home', located 13km northeast of Falun in the picturesque village of Sundborn. After their deaths, the early-20th-century residence of artist Carl Larsson and his wife Karin was pres…
Top Choice Cafe in Falun


An excellent choice is this funky, arty cafe-restaurant in the Dalarnas Museum complex. Choose from sandwiches, soup or a good buffet including vegetarian-friendly choices for lunc,; and light vegie, fish and meat e…
Museum in Falun

Mine Museum

The Falu Gruva mine museum, just behind the ticket-sales building at the entrance to the mining complex, contains everything you could possibly want to know about the history, administration, engineering, geology an…
Museum in Falun

Dalarnas Museum

Dalarnas Museum is a super introduction to Swedish folk art, music and costumes. It's kid-friendly, too, with the opposite of the usual 'Do not touch' signs (these say 'Be curious! Please touch!'). Selma Lagerlöf’s …
Museum in Falun

Lugnets Skidmuseum

For something completely different, ride the funicular and elevator to this thoroughly original panoramic museum atop the iconic ski-jump tower looming over Falun from Lugnet, 3km east of town. On offer are excellen…
Swedish in Falun

Banken Bar & Brasserie

Based in a former bank, classy Banken has a splendid interior (thoroughly restyled in 2017) and matching service. The menu features decadent preparations of Swedish traditional meals, like reindeer carpaccio with tr…
Cafe in Falun

Restaurang Geschwornergården

Opposite the main reception at Falu Gruva you'll find this funky smart-casual eatery that does excellent two-course hot lunch specials (frequently including knockout paella). It can get quite crowded (and noisy) in …
Church in Falun

Stora Kopparbergs Kyrka

Falun’s oldest building is Stora Kopparbergs Kyrka, dating from the late 14th century, with brick vaulting and folk-art flowers running round the walls.
Church in Falun

Kristine Kyrka

A sea of baroque blue and gold hits you at Kristine Kyrka (built 1642–55), which shows off the riches brought to town by the 17th-century copper trade. In Stora Torget, the square in front of the church, is an impre…