Lexby : Discover the Swedish countryside (Swedish Sunday #3)
In this “Swedish Sunday” post, I want to take you with me on a tour in classic Swedish countryside landscapes. Not the usual snowy landscapes that usually come to mind when you think about Sweden…but the summery, colorful and lively Swedish countryside. Curious? Come have a look
Not far from Gothenburg (Göteborg) lies a very cute village called Lexby. It is a great departure place for many walks but the best part of it is the “farm area”. They recreated a classic Swedish landscape by gathering different types of farms and classic craftsmanships like woodworking, smithing and bee-keeping.
I had the chance to visit Lexby during its “family day”. There were a lot of happenings :
- Horse riding
- Lamb farm visit
- Beekeeping introduction
- Woodworking show
- Blacksmith demonstration
- Dog agility
- Open greenhouse
- Dance to classic Swedish music
- Swedish food and delicacies (yummy)
We had a really great time there (even our dog enjoyed herself on the agility course!). Maybe locals might find it a little boring and have seen the cute red wooden houses a thousand times before but for a foreigner like me, it is truly special. I love the Swedish countryside! It is so different from France and everything looks so…cute and picture perfect.
I would usually recommend going to Dalsland or Småland for their beautiful Swedish countryside landscapes but Lexby is a great alternative if you are visiting Sweden for the first time and happen to be in the Gothenburg area (or are living in Gothenburg and want to go on a day-trip away from the city).
I will post the date/program of the next “Lexby familjedag” when it is available, it is really worth the visit
To get there
- By train : Many trains go from “Centralstation” – Gothenburg to “Lexby”. Check the timetables on Västtrafik website
- By car : It is only a 13 min drive from Gothenburg
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