Halland attractions

Castle in Halmstad

Halmstad Slott

Halmstad Slott was built by King Christian IV of Denmark in the early 1600s, when Halland was still under Danish rule. It was where the Danish king met with Sweden's Gustav II Adolf in 1619 to sort out their issues …
Castle in Varberg

Varberg Fortress

Varberg's star attraction is this imposing medieval prison fortress overlooking the sea. Its museum is home to the 14th-century Bocksten Man, a garrotted, impaled and drowned murder victim, dug out of a peat bog at …
Museum in Halmstad

Mjellby Konstmuseum

The main focus of Mjellby Konstmuseum, 5km west of town, is a changing exhibition of works by the Halmstad Group – six local artists who pushed the boundaries with French cubism in the 1920s and surrealism in the 19…
Museum in Varberg

Grimeton Radio Station

Built in the 1920s and now on the Unesco World Heritage List, Grimeton Radio Station is a monument to early technological advances. Once part of the interwar transatlantic communication network, it’s now the world’s…
Nature Reserve in Varberg

Getterön Nature Reserve

Getterön Nature Reserve, just 2km north of the town, has abundant bird life (mostly waders and geese) that attracts twitchers.
Sculpture in Halmstad

Woman's Head

Picasso’s Woman’s Head is down by the river, in Picassoparken off Strandgatan.
Historic Building in Halmstad

Tre Hjärtan

As you wander the town center, don't miss this half-timbered building on Stora Torg (currently a restaurant). Its name means 'three hearts,' a reference to the ever-shifting and often disputed governance of this are…
Fountain in Halmstad

Europa and the Bull

In Stora Torg, the main square, stands Carl Milles’ sculptural fountain Europa and the Bull, with the characteristically buff mermen with somewhat scary faces.
Church in Halmstad

St Nikolai Kyrka

Medieval attractions in Halmstad include the lovely 14th-century church St Nikolai Kyrka. Frequent music events are held here in summer; check the schedule online.
Ruins in Halmstad

Norre Port

A fragment of the now demolished town walls built by Christian IV still stands at the end of Storgatan.