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... lucky for us, as Santa arrived just after dinner and we all received some lovely presents. Liselott hosted the next night - a quiet dinner with her and Kennet at their new place, where we got to try out their fantastic new sauna.Heavenly!
We spent time with Johan at his new home and Kristofer & Stina at theirs - seems everyone has a new ...
... concert, because of the great acoustics.
Two kings visited the mine while it was still in production. The first was Oscar II and the second was Gustaf V. King Oscar got to try the method that the miners used to go down the mine shafts before elevators were installed. The men used a giant bucket and used long poles to pull themselves in to the right shafts off to the side of the main tunnel down. Oscars was apparently very afraid of being in ...
... Falun. It's a quite a remarkable site, and a very important part in the history of Sweden. It has been a mine for 1000's of years, and has produced much of the country's copper. Although it has always quite a dirty and industrial area it was always considered a national treasure and had many famous visitors. I was surprised to see that royalty and other celebrities had been down the mines, and heard that there had even been formal dinners and events deep down in the ...
... can imagine how many thousands of men laboured for hundreds of years. The deepest shaft is 318 metres, although tours only take you down to 155 metres. At this depth a large room has been created that can be used for weddings, conferences, etc and there is also a bedroom and bathroom that can be booked for the night (at around 300 euros per night). While I was there Crown Princess Victoria paid an official visit, and there were great festivities - people turned out ...
Jessi's wedding! Before we got to the church we had to buy kris new shoes as he only brought his trainers and they would not really go with he suit! The wedding was great and Jessi looked beautiful. Learned some Swedish traditions, for example if the bride goes to the bathroom all the girls can run and kiss the groom and the other way ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed