A major seaport and a famous industrial center, this place has been one of the biggest defensive spots of Sweden. The city was founded in the 11th century and until the 16th century it was used as a military base. The coat of arms of the city depicts three hearts, which symbolize courage and heroism of the local people.
Halmstad is situated on the bank of the Nissan River. These scenic spots and rich historical heritage have long become the major attraction for visitors from European countries. Nowadays this city is widely known to tourists from different parts of the world. You can get acquainted with the history of the city if you make an excursion to the main museum located in the heart of Halmstad. More than two dozen rooms of the museum are devoted to collections of furniture, glassware, tapestries, archeological and historical artifacts. The biggest part of the museum features works of art created by local painters and sculptors.
You will also find an open air museum in this city, which is a small village similar to those that existed in this region in the 12th – 14th centuries. The museum is located in a beautiful area between woods, forests, and mountains. Here you will see small houses, and the observation deck featuring stunning views of Halmstad embankment that stretches along the river.
One of the remarkable historical objects located in Snorstorp. This is an amazing beautiful church built in the 19th century. The Basilica was named after St. Olaf. This is a magnificent architectural ensemble decorated with tall steeples and large stained glass windows. The ship named Najaden is the permanent symbol of the city. Nowadays the board of the ship stores the exhibition of Maritime Museum. The ship was built in the 17th century and all best sailors were prepared on its board. The museum's exhibits provide information about the sea battles, history of shipbuilding and demonstrate interesting collections of maps and documents.