Life in Kristinehamn

A digital quiz walk about Kristinehamn 1800-1850.

Livet – Stadsparken (English)

Make a journey back in time to the first half of the 19th century. Through the quest's seven signs and fifteen questions, you will learn more about a time when Kristinehamn was at the center of Bergslagen's iron and wood export. It doesn't matter which sign you start with, just find all seven and see how many questions you get right. Good luck.

Sign: Stadsparken

  • During the 19th century, this was part of the harbor. Here lay ships that transported iron from Värmland, across Lake Vänern, to Gothenburg and further out into the world. Feel free to sit down on one of the lovely seats and imagine the folk life in the old port. There are boats moving, a throng of loud shouts and rattling noises.

    The boat along the quayside is the Vänergaleasen Mathilda, a type of sailing vessel adapted to Lake Vänern that succeeded the bojort, the type of boat you find in the coat of arms of Kristinehamn. The length and width of the Vänergaleas corresponded to the locks in the Trollhättekanal, which runs between Värnen and Kattegatt.

    Initially the boat belonged to Olof Nordenfeldt, a Swedish diplomat, chamberlain and mill owner. Olof also owned the white stone house on Norra Hamngatan, right next to where you are standing, with the year 1771, which he called Kristinehamnsgården

  • Mathilda was sold to a man who started a company which, during the 1960s, grew to become the largest employer in Gothenburg. What was the name of the company?

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