Scan Magazine, Issue 142, May 2022

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Top Summer Experiences in 2022 – Sweden

Baldersnäs Manor – a historical stay surrounded by Swedish nature In the beautiful surroundings of Dalsland, close to the big lake Vänern, you’ll find Baldersnäs Manor. By the old entrance to the area, an inscription in Latin from the 1700s has been found, and it reads: “Guest friendly, the peninsula beautifully smiles at you, inviting you to forget your sorrows” – a description that still holds its promise. Let your shoulders drop in the English park, breathe in the fresh air on your walk around the lake, let your gaze rest on the calming scenery and embrace taking time for reflection, nature and great food.

If you’re not already familiar with the Swedish word ‘livsnjutare’, now might be the time you come to understand it. A ‘livsnjutare’ is someone who enjoys the pleasures of life – a bon vivant of sorts – and that’s very much something you can do during a stay at Baldersnäs Manor.

By Alejandra Cerda Ojensa | Photo: Jonas Ingman

The main house of Baldersnäs Manor was built in 1912 by the engineer Rudolf Liljequist, one of two people writing the foundations for the famous Nobel Prizes. Used as a private home until 1975, it is now open for guests to enjoy the historical atmosphere during a luxurious stay. Only 15 minutes from Skärbo nature reserve, you can spend the day wandering the Swedish woods before coming back for a five- or seven-course dinner in the restaurant, led by head chef Emil Öjentorp. The food is traditional Swedish cuisine with

a hint of playfulness and a modern twist. Keep your expectations high – you won’t be disappointed. Baldersnäs Manor and its serviceminded crew have great experience of hosting wedding parties of up to 80 guests, but also intimate stays for calming weekend getaways. During the past couple of years they’ve opened up for activities such as running groups and yoga. And those interested in traditional Swedish handicrafts will enjoy a visit to Steneby hemslöjd (‘hemslöjd’ meaning ‘handicraft’) on the site.

The City of Stockholm welcomes back all culture enthusiasts

Web: Instagram: @baldersnas

By Hanna Andersson

Stockholm Culture Festival has become an integral part of summer in Stockholm. With the city centre as its setting and the Royal Palace as its backdrop, the festival invites people from near and far to an open and diverse event. The festival intends to introduce you to new, modern and sometimes unexpected cultural experiences. “We are finally able to welcome everyone back to the festival after a two-year interruption due to the pandemic. The programme is being put together as we speak and there will absolutely be something for everyone,” says Linnéa Monteiro de Macedo, deputy director at the Event Department, City of Stockholm. The five-day annual festival, which will be held 17-21 August, is free for all and organised by the City of Stockholm. There are six festival areas, all dedicated to a different genre or focus, where you can either enjoy being a part of the audience or participate yourself. There is a family area, several music areas with both internation70 |

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al and Swedish artists, and an expanded food and drink area. “The festival will once again gather people from all around Stockholm, the rest of Sweden and the world to experience the festival’s wide range of musical acts, activities and performances. People will come

| Photos: Stockholms Kulturfestival

together, interact with new friends, and create memories. That’s what the festival is all about,” says Monteiro de Macedo. Stop by Stockholm Culture Festival in August, whether you know what you want to get out of the experience or you are looking to encounter something new.

Web: Instagram: @kulturfestivalsthlm

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