Live next to the wings of history, right next door is Apertin's Manor dating back to the 17th century
Apertin dates back to the early 12th century, when monks from Aberdeen settled here. They came to Christianize Värmland and built their church here, probably on top of an old sacrificial place where the pagans sacrificed to the Asa gods. From Aberdeen comes the name Apertin. After Gustav Vasa's accession, Apertin became the property of the crown and it was not until 1630 that construction of the manor to its current state began. The manor has been the seat of both councilors and bishops. Many Swedish kings, from Gustav Vasa, Karl X Gustav, Karl XI, Karl XII to the current royal family have over the years visited and stayed at Apertin as guests.
Here also the cavaliers, who were noble officers, gathered at the countess Sara Catharina Linroth Löwenhielm to live the happy days of life. There is still talk of Sara's granddaughter, Charlotta Löwenhielm von Gerdten, who, according to legend, danced with the devil in the knight's hall. After each dance there were new blood stains on the floor which after 150 years are still there. According to eyewitnesses, the poor woman has not yet rested, as she still wanders around Apertin today... The people who marked Apertin also left their mark on Swedish literary history. Gustaf Fröding wrote poems about the countesses, but Selma Lagerlöf's celebrated "Gösta Berling's saga" is still the work that can be said to be the most popular. Inspiration for the fairy-tale Ekeby and Gösta Berling himself was undoubtedly drawn from Apertin and a priest who worked in the parish. All according to Selma herself, whose family actually arose at a wedding held in Apertin itself a couple of hundred years before her birth.
A walk through the area around Apertin is an example of both nature and human taste. On the paths through the park, which was completed in English style at the same time as the manor, you pass many places with imaginative names and stories: - The breathtaking Björnravinen got its name from the bears that lived there until the beginning of the 20th century. - Next door is the Lake of Dreams, whose legend says that all couples in love who walk around the lake at midnight and full moon will live a happy life together. - At the Jewel Cave and the Silverfall you can watch a glittering spectacle when the sun shines.