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It is in its landscape and in its entire context that Dalarna's historic buildings can best be understood and experienced. The diversity and variety of the historic built-up landscape is a significant quality for our living environments today and means rich experiences for both locals and visitors. The harmony of the buildings with the landscape, the buildings' traces of craftsmanship and of the aging of the material, the stories of origin and use, all this contributes to knowledge and inspiration.
Dalarna's built environments are among the most appreciated in the Nordic countries. For more than 150 years, visitors have come to Dalarna to value and admire the old building condition and cultural landscape. Nowhere else in Sweden is there such a quantity and such a variation of knot-timbered buildings from the Middle Ages, over the new era and into the 1900th century. The gray or red-colored log houses, the densely populated villages, the summer cottages, it is our contribution to the world's unique cultural environments.
Traces of historical settlement culture can be found all over Dalarna: the log house culture in the cultivated areas, on the mountain huts in the mountains or on the homesteads. The church environments, lavish and of high quality, of great importance to the countryside. In the forest, water-powered saws, fire towers, floating gutters and working environments. Bergslagen with wooden town blocks, miners' farms, parks, cabins and smithies. The Sámi architectural culture among the mountains in the north. The Finn settlements are located high in the landscape. Traces of modern industrial society from the 1800th and 1900th centuries with mines and steelworks, hydropower plants, factories and workshops, infrastructure, urban areas, summer entertainment, mountain hotels and leisure environments.
Welcome to experience and to manage for future generations!