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Top Choice Historic Building in Leksand

Munthe’s Hildasholm

Built by Axel Munthe (1857–1949), who served as the Swedish royal physician and wrote the best-selling memoir The Story of San Michele, this sumptuously decorated National Romantic–style mansion is set in beautiful …
Top Choice Bakery in Leksand

Siljans Konditori

This large and inviting bakery-cafe serves hearty filled sandwiches on its own freshly baked bread, perfect for that lakeside picnic. If you're in the mood to dine in, daily set lunches offer good value. And you can…
Nature Reserve in Leksand

Naturum Dalarna

This visitor centre and nature park, 16km northwest of Leksand, has information about the meteor that hit several million years ago and local flora and fauna, with a slightly moth-eaten collection of 50 stuffed anim…
Gardens in Leksand

Japanska Parken

In recognition of the town's sister-city-hood with Tobetsu, Japan, you'll find this lovely (and authentic) Japanese garden by the shores of Lake Siljan. It's a wonderful, quiet place to sit and contemplate.
Arts & Crafts in Leksand

Leksands Hemslöjd

This shop sells high quality textiles, knitted cloths, ceramics, and other local crafts including Dalahäst (wooden horses), candleholders, linens, yarn and wooden knives.
Cultural in Leksand

Midsommarfirande

Leksand's Midsummer festival, help from the Friday between 19 and 25, is one of the most popular in Sweden, pulling crowds of up to 20,000.
Church in Leksand

Leksands Kyrka

Leksands Kyrka, with its distinctive onion dome, dates from the early 13th century but has been extensively renovated and enlarged. The church contains extravagant baroque furnishings; check the posted schedules for…
Cafe in Leksand

GC Bar & Lounge

A cute old wooden house with front patio and back garden seating, this busy but friendly cafe serves tempting coffee and pastries as well as enormous, filling pasta salads and hot meals. The help-yourself dagens (da…