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Sightseeing in Kristianstad - what to see. Complete travel guide

Kristianstadt is a city in the southern part of Sweden. It is located in the mouth of the Helge River on the north of Hammarsjön Island. The city is the administrative center of Kristianstadt district. The population of this place estimated 77,000 of people in 2009. Today the city is also an administrative center of the local council Skone. Previously Kristianstadt has been an important military barracks center.
This city is famous for well-developed metal processing, sewing and textile industries. Kristianstadt is also famous for machinery building.

In Kristianstadt is located the lowest spot of Sweden – 2.41 meters below the sea level. Because of this fact the city has to be always protected from water by a system of dams equipped with pumps.
Kristianstadt is surrounded by a large valley. There are only two relatively tall hills on north-east and east. These hills are called Kjugekull and Balsberget respectively. South to the city is located a small territory that has got the title of the only rainforest of Sweden. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
If you want to observe sights of Kristianstadt, make a walk on the center of the city. Go to main streets that are called boulevards, visit City’s Gates, Stora kronohuset (a former building of military court), railway station, look at numerous beautiful hotels and observe Heliga Trefaldighetskyrkan Church and Kvarnen Theatre.
A very interesting historical object is the Castle of Beckaskug, which was built in the 13th century and was originally a monastery. For hundreds of years, the castle has been rebuilt and its status changed. The most significant changes occurred during the reign of Charles XI. By the middle of the 20th century the castle was completely deserted. In 1956, it was taken over by the state and was converted into a cultural center. Now it hosts various training courses, conferences, lectures and other events, which is accessible to everyone.
The biggest cultural center in the city is the Museum of Local Lore. It will be the best place to get acquainted with the traditions of local people. In the huge museum there are several rooms, each of which represents a certain thematic collection. There is a large hall with interesting archaeological finds, and halls with works of art and ethnographic exhibits. In 1972, this museum had an interesting branch - the Museum of Cinema. They are located in the same building. The museum-branch stores the old scenery and other attributes that were used when shooting the very first films.
Kristianstad One of the most picturesque places in the city is the Tivoli Park. A walk in it can turn into an interesting excursion. In the territory of this garden is the City Theater. Also here, you can see a very beautiful old cottage, which was built in 1886. In this park, there are two beautiful ponds in which ducks live. Many cozy arbors and playgrounds for children are also equipped here. One of the most famous architectural monuments of Sweden - the building of the First Hotel Christian IV is located in Kristianstad. This unique building with a richly decorated façade was originally used as a bank, and today it houses one of the most prestigious hotels in the city. The old building managed to preserve not only its unique appearance, but also its interior design. In its rooms, there are beautiful vaulted ceilings, and in some rooms there are ancient fireplaces.
There are fragments of old fortification structures in the city. Near the center, you can see the North Gate, as well as fragments of the fortification wall. Virtually all the defenses in the city were destroyed in the 18th century. After many years, part of the historical buildings was restored.
Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Kristianstad
♥   Castle 'Ovesholm Castle' , 8.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Karsholm Castle' , 14.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bäckaskog Castle' , 14.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Trolle-Ljungby Castle' , 14.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Maltesholm Castle' , 17.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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National and city parks around Kristianstad
♥   National Park 'Stenshuvud' , 42.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Söderåsen' , 54.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Dalby Söderskog' , 63.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Store Mosse' , 137.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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