Architecture municipality Karlstad

Karl­stad is the Archi­tectu­re Muni­ci­pa­li­ty of the Year 2022 and thus takes first pla­ce for the third year in a row. The Archi­tectu­re Muni­ci­pa­li­ty of the Year award high­lights the muni­ci­pa­li­ti­es that manage to com­bi­ne good con­di­tions for deve­lo­ping archi­tectu­re with mana­ging the housing sup­p­ly and ambi­tions to redu­ce cli­ma­te impact.

Karl­stad is Archi­tectu­re Muni­ci­pa­li­ty of the Year 2022 and has thus won the award three years in a row. The suc­ces­ses are explai­ned by a very good judg­ment from the archi­tects’ asso­ci­a­tion, whi­le Karl­stad is in a good posi­tion in terms of con­struc­tion pace, rou­ti­nes and legal compliance.



During Arts­cape 2017-Värm­land or Arts­cape 2017 White Moo­se Pro­ject as it is also cal­led, ten muni­ci­pa­li­ti­es par­ti­ci­pa­ted, which resul­ted in a total of 25 works of art, seven of which are in Karl­stad. Both inter­na­tio­nal and Swe­dish artists are invol­ved behind the paintings.

Alster Herrgård

Alsters herrgård — Gustaf Frödings minnesgård

Gustaf Frö­dings min­nes­gård i natur­skön mil­jö med utsikt över Vänern, 8 km öster om Karlstad.

Als­ters herr­gård, Gustaf Frö­dings min­nes­gård, är en 1700-tals­herr­gård i vac­ker naturmil­jö med utsikt över Vänern och är mest känd som dik­ta­ren Gustaf Frö­dings födel­se­hem. Den kän­de och folk­kä­re skal­den föd­des här 1860. Här finns café och restau­rang, i flyg­lar­na finns buti­ker, gal­le­ri och utställ­ning­ar. På huvud­bygg­na­dens över­vå­ning finns en utställ­ning om Gustaf Frö­ding som kan upp­le­vas om man föl­jer med på en av de all­män­na vis­ning­ar­na som dag­li­gen erbjuds. I den vack­ra ute­mil­jön runt herr­går­den och herr­gårds­par­ken finns natursti­gar och vand­rings­le­der i vari­e­ran­de längd.

Als­ters herr­gårds­café pro­fi­le­ras av svensk hus­mans­kost och hem­ba­kat kaf­fe­bröd och erbju­der dag­li­gen både kaf­fe och lunch under sommarsäsongen.

Väst­ra fly­geln är ett slöj­dens hus där det på ned­re plan finns en hög­kva­li­ta­tiv slöjd- och hant­verks­bu­tik med noga utval­da slöj­da­re. På övre plan finns för­e­ning­en Läns­hem­slöj­den i Värm­land som visar utställ­ning­ar och har kursverksamhet.

I Öst­ra fly­geln hit­tar du en herr­gårds­bu­tik med fram­förallt Frö­ding­lit­te­ra­tur men ock­så sou­ve­ni­rer, mat och hant­verk. I fly­geln finns ock­så ett konst­gal­le­ri som pre­sen­te­rar oli­ka utställningar.

Under som­ma­ren arran­ge­ras oli­ka pro­gram som musik, dans, tea­ter, före­drag och lyrik­upp­läs­ning. Mest upp­skat­ta­de är höst- och jul­mark­nad med värm­länds­ka pro­duk­ter inom slöjd och livsmedel.


Sandgrund Lars Lerin

The histo­ric dan­ce restau­rant Sand­grund has become home to the artist Lars Lerin’s paintings.

The popu­lar artist has recei­ved inqui­ri­es from many quar­ters, but took a liking to the Sand­grunds buil­ding, which is loca­ted in the midd­le of a cul­tural strip, clo­se to the cen­ter and in a beau­ti­ful natu­ral envi­ron­ment. The art gal­le­ry is next to the Värm­lands Muse­um and the Sand­grundspar­ken and here the­re is a shop with a range of post­cards, pos­ters and books that can only be found at the art gal­le­ry. The­re is also a café that is open eve­ry day when the art gal­le­ry is open and in sum­mer an out­do­or ter­ra­ce with a beau­ti­ful view of the Klarälven.

Lars Lerin was born in 1954 in Munk­fors. He stu­di­ed at Ger­les­borgs­sko­lan 1974–75 and at Valand Aca­de­my of Art in Gothen­burg 1980–84. Lars Lerin is con­si­de­red one of the Nor­dic regi­on’s fore­most water­co­lo­rists and has exhi­bi­ted in both col­lecti­ve and indi­vi­du­al exhi­bi­tions at gal­le­ri­es and museums in Swe­den, Den­mark, Fin­land, Fran­ce, the Faroe Islands, Ice­land, Nor­way, Ger­ma­ny, the USA. Is repre­sen­ted in muni­ci­pa­li­ti­es, county councils and museums in both Swe­den and Norway.


Gamla Kraftstation i Deje

Spectacu­lar indust­ri­al buil­ding from the ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry which is now a cul­tural mee­ting pla­ce for art and music or just a cof­fee bre­ak in a dif­fe­rent environment.

Next to the roa­ring Deje­for­sen in Kla­räl­ven is the Old Power Sta­tion from the ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry. The indust­ri­al roman­tic buil­ding is today a fasci­na­ting cul­tural are­na with 11 meter high ceilings and much of the ori­gi­nal inte­ri­or remai­ning. The uni­que art gal­le­ry is in the cen­ter and here a lot of cur­rent con­tem­po­ra­ry art is dis­play­ed. You expe­ri­ence exhi­bi­tions with both bre­ad­th and depth in vari­ous tech­ni­ques and expres­sions of both established artists and new talents.

In the orga­nic Culi­na­rum Café, Värm­land fla­vors are ser­ved, baked and pre­pa­red accor­ding to the sea­son and based on the con­cept of rustic with fines­se. During the sum­mer you can enjoy food, wine, cof­fee and ice cream in the lush gar­den that over­looks the mag­ni­fi­cent Klarälven.

At regu­lar inter­vals, musi­cal events are orga­ni­zed through the ven­tu­re The Gam­la Kraft­sta­tio­nen Music Club. For tho­se who want to cre­a­te in a cre­a­ti­ve envi­ron­ment, the­re is the Makersta­tion whe­re, from time to time, lea­der-led works­hops and cour­ses are offe­red. In the small shop, you can always buy your own Make your own kit and cre­a­te on your own — here on site or to take home. The shop also offers fine pro­ducts such as teas, honey, jam, choco­la­te, books, arts and crafts, etc.