300
Mineral Species
The Långban mining village boasts over 300 differant mineral species, 70 of which are unique to this site, making the village one of the world´s most remarkable places.
46
Lakes
Imagine going angling in 46 lakes on one fishing licence! Several waters are stocked with game fish.
10
Nature Reserves
Several of these are in the Brattforsheden nature conservation area, whose majestic sights range from sand dunes to ravines that are reminiscent of rain forests.
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Foundries
One of the best preserved foundries is Storbrohyttan, whose waterwheel and power bellows are newly renovated. The foundry´s setting is worth a visit in itself.
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Market Visitors
Oxhälja market is one of Sweden´s biggest open-air markets, dating back to the 17th century. Once famous for livestock sales( Oxhälja means "ox weekend").
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Tonnes of Crispbread
People in 40 countries around the world eat 60,000 tonnes of crispbread each year. Tip: Visit the Wasabröd crispbread museum/shop in Filipstad.
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John Ericsson

Born in Långban, (Johan) John Ericsson came to be one of the...
Rolf Carlsson
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Rolf Carlsson

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Poet Nils Ferlin
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Nils Ferlin

Nils Ferlin (1898-1961) lives on in Filipstad
Ninni Schulman; foto Anna-Lena Ahlström
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Ninni Schulman

One of Swedens best author of crime novels
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  • Degerfors
  • Eda
  • Filipstad
  • Forshaga
  • Grums
  • Hagfors
  • Hammarö
  • Karlskoga
  • Karlstad
  • Kil
  • Kristinehamn
  • Munkfors
  • Storfors
  • Sunne
  • Säffle
  • Torsby
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Welcome to Filipstad

A visit to our museums is a travel in time and an experience that will last for a long time. Come and let us tempt you with a walk through the city or a visit to one of the mines and blast furnace.

We suggest that you borrow a hoe and try to find your own special mineral. The old homestead museums are located very beautiful in the urban district and during the summer they really blossom; it is well worth a visit, the same goes for all the churches.
We have got a few nature reserves of different characters and many different kinds of orchids. During spring the Tibergs point in Långban is incredible beautifully with its sea of yellow cowslip.
Why not go for a hike at the Brattforsheath with its unique nature and just a stone's throw a way you'll find the old war airfield, this is something we highly recommend you.

The statue of Nils Ferlin sitting on a park bench along the river Skillerälven is strongly associated with Filipstad and is “a must” if you are a guest in our Town.
The two brothers John and Nils Ericsson were born in Långban, the two of them got very successful both in Sweden and internationally. If you get a chance you should visit the John Ericsson mausoleum at the east cemetery in Filipstad, where he is buried.
For added value you are welcome to book our experienced guides who will give you a good insight of present and past times.