Gustaf Fröding’s memorial farm in a scenic setting with a view of Lake Vänern, 8 km east of Karlstad.
Alster’s manor house, Gustaf Fröding’s memorial house, is an 18th-century manor house in a beautiful natural setting with a view of Vänern and is best known as the birthplace of the poet Gustaf Fröding. The well-known and popular poet was born here in 1860. There is a café and restaurant here, and the wings have shops, a gallery and exhibitions. On the upper floor of the main building, there is an exhibition about Gustaf Fröding, which can be experienced if you join one of the public viewings that are offered daily. In the beautiful outdoor environment around the manor and the manor park, there are nature trails and hiking trails of varying lengths.
Alster’s manor café is profiled by Swedish home cooking and home-baked coffee bread and offers both coffee and lunch daily during the summer season.
The western wing is a house of handicrafts, where on the lower level there is a high-quality handicraft shop with carefully selected craftsmen. On the upper level is the association Länshemslöjden in Värmland, which shows exhibitions and runs courses.
In the East wing you will find a manor shop with mainly Fröding literature but also souvenirs, food and handicrafts. In the wing there is also an art gallery that presents various exhibitions.
During the summer, various programs are arranged such as music, dance, theatre, lectures and poetry readings. Most appreciated are the autumn and Christmas markets with Värmland products in crafts and food.