7 things to do
The old water tower from 1897 – Kungsbacka’s first – is a fantastic location in central Kungsbacka with a fine view. Go up the 179 steps, and you will see nearly all of Kungsbacka.
Tjolöholm Castle is Sweden’s leading Art and Crafts property. The castle was built between 1898 and 1904, and is a mixture of 16th century English architecture combined with all the modern comforts from the turn of the century.
Surrounding the castle is a formal garden, which slowly transforms into natural English style parkland.
Public tours take place every day during the summer season, and every weekend the rest of the year. Visitors are shown round many of the castle’s 36 rooms.
Group tours in English, German or French can be booked year round.
Fjärås Bräcka - glacial ridge, nature reserve and historic watchpoint
From Fjärås Bräcka, a geological formation that was left after the last ice age, you will be at 60 meters above sea level and will have a fantastic view of both the sea and Lygnern, Halland’s largest lake! Fjärås Bräcka has a large Iron Age gravefield with around 100 gravestones. The naturum visitor’s centre has a café and an exhibit about the nature, environment and cultural history in the area.
The hamlet of Äskhult
In Äskhult, you’ll step right into a genuine hamlet from the 1800s, with roots in the 1600s and 1700s. Once you leave the parking area, there isn’t much to remind you of our time. An immensely beautiful cattle path leads to the hamlet.
You can have a high-quality shopping experience here in Kungsbacka, whether you’re looking for clothing at a great price, home decorations, art wares, or locally grown products.
Hede Fashion Outlet is western Sweden’s only outlet where you can find brand-name clothing at great prices. Kungsmässan is a prize-winning modern shopping centre with some 90 shops and restaurants under one roof. The inner city offers a cosy atmosphere and a town market on the first Thursday of the month, year round (except bank holidays).
Here you can bathe from salt cliffs, stroll along the harbour and drink in the atmosphere, or simply enjoy a dinner at Hamnkrogen with its lovely view of the ocean.
Many beautiful villas and bathing pavilions were built during the era of seaside resorts in the 1800s, and many of them are still here today. Take a walk along the ocean in the unique Särö Västerskog nature reserve, and finish off with lunch or dinner at the inn.