Halmstad 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 …
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…
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.
Museum in Halmstad

Halmstads Konstmuseum

Besides the modest permanent collection of works by the Halmstad Group, Halmstads Konstmuseum hosts some impressive temporary exhibitions, including a number of important regional and national artists. It's currentl…