|The main building is now private|
Two weeks ago Viola, my wife, and myself started a project discovering interesting places in our beautiful county of Värmland.
Our first visit was to Apertin, a mansion just 25 minutes away from Karlstad.
I did check Wikipedia for a list of mansions and castles in Värmland - ratio is 17:0. No castles - I believe I know why! Do you have any clues?
Also in Wikipedia there is a background to the non-swedish name Apertin:
According to tradition around year 1000 a munk established a monestary at this place. He was from Aberdeen and this has been "swedenized" into Apertin!
Today Apertin offers besides a beautiful nature a restaurant, a hotel and conference facilities.
1936 the first nature reserve in Värmland was established at Apertin. The deep ravines created after the ice age is of special botanic interest. In Apertin's ravines you can walk among hardwood trees and boquets of hazel and firns.
Here are some of the pictures I took during our visit:
|One of the ravines|
|Restaurant and hotel|
|A nice, old fence|