Stadskärnan i Sölvesborg

Culture & history in Sölvesborg

Sölvesborg city centre lets you be charmed, it is an old Danish architecture that goes in vanilla, mild yellow, apricot, brick red and pink. Stockpile, more specifically. The colour has been named after Jan Lagerås, a highly regarded urban architect in Sölvesborg for 30 years, and it is well known among the country's architect. The soft colour palette holds together the buildings in the city centre. Around the square, the medieval street network is preserved, and a short distance away is the city's oldest building - St. Nicolai's Church, erected around the turn of the 13th century. Today, the castle ruin is a lovely castle park well worth a visit and a walk!

Milda färger i Sölvesborgs palett , färgpaletten kallas för Lageråsa
The city centre with the colours Lageråsa.

Slottsruinen i Sölvesborg, Blekinge
The castle ruin  in Sölvesborg.


Unique architecture

Lister Härads courthouse

- designed by Gunnar Asplund

One of Sölvesborg's most prominent celebrities is actually a building; ListerHärads courthouse, designed by master architect Gunnar Asplund and built between 1917 and 1921. The house, which today is a building memory, is considered one of Sweden's first buildings in the style of Nordic classicism. It is a grand building that is mentioned in several international collections of 20th-century architecture. Until 2001, district court negotiations were held here. Today, the most valuable parts of the house's cultural history have been restored back to their original design. And now the doors have been opened to the public, whoever wants to get married, baptize their child or have a meeting with style can rent the newly restored building.

Lister Härads Tingshus i Sölvesborg, Blekinge
Lister Härads courthouse in Sölvesborg.

About the architect Gunnar Asplund

Born in 1885, died in 1940, was a Swedish internationally renowned architect and professor of architecture at KTH. Some of his major works include the Forest Cemetery (together with Sigurd Lewerntz), the Stockholm City Library, the exhibition pavilions at the Stockholm exhibition 1930, the extension at Gothenburg City Hall and the Stockholm City Archives.




Sölvesborgs Art Hall and Museum are located on Skeppsbrogatan, between Stortorget and Four Seasons Park. The museum and art hall are housed in the city's old grain and liquor store. The museum shows exhibits about archaeology on Lister and about the history of the town. At the museum yard, there are try-at-activities for children and curious adults. The Fish Museum in Hällevik is the oldest fishing village in the countryside. In 1972, the first day of culture was organized, a living museum outdoors. The municipality had purchased a demolition property just off the sea. The Hometown and Study Association Facklan got its first exhibition in this building. The joy was great when Sweden's first fish museum was opened in 1976.

Fiskemuséet i Hällevik, Sölvesborg, Blekinge
Hällevik Fishing museum.


City guided tours

Sölvesborg has grown on the slope between Ryssberget in the west and the sea bay in the east. The city centre itself with its squares, streets and neighbourhoods still reflects the structure and dimensions of the medieval market town. Around the year 1800, part of the settlement extended beyond the city's customs, but it was not until the 1870s that the city more definitely blew its boundaries. The "modern" Sölvesborg began slowly but surely to find its own identity and its present form.

Statyn Ask och Embla på Sölvesborgs torg
Ask & Embla på Sölvesborgs torg.



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