Åsle Tå lies in the countryside just to the east of Falköping. It is a living museum made up of a historic collection of traditional crofters’ cottages. This is the place to come if you are interested in the way of life of ordinary farmers in the area in the past. There is a restaurant here and a shop. Guided tours are available for groups by arrangement.

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Jimmy Andersson (5 months ago)
Bör man besöka
David Turner (10 months ago)
Fruktansvärt bemötande! Rekommenderar att man tar med egen mat och äter den inne på området istället så att man inte råkar ut för samma hemska bemötande som vi fick. Vårt sällskap köpte läsk, glass, (torra) bullar etc. från caféet samt biljetter. Efter vandringen satte vi oss för att fika med hemmagjorda smörgåsar på en av bänkarna med tillhörande bord, som för övrigt var väldigt ovårdade och direkt smutsiga, utanför caféet. Direkt kom personal ut för att sjasa iväg oss! Vi var ej önskvärda då vi hade egna smörgåsar. (Kan tillägga att det var helt folktomt). Jag förklarade att vi var betalande kunder, men det gillades ej. Vidare förklarade jag att om det nu kommer andra kunder och sätter sig på någon av bänkarna bredvid så kan vi flytta oss (det var helt folktomt, ingen skulle komma). Det gillades inte heller. Eftersom det var en ung tjej som (likt en robot) bara återupprepade "ni får inte ha medhavd mat" hela tiden så bad jag om att få tala med chefen. Naturligtvis vill man inte sjasa iväg betalande kunder på det viset, det vore ju direkt skadligt för ett litet café. Chefen måste naturligtvis se det hela på ett annat sätt och uppskatta att vi köper saker i caféet, även om vi äter våra egna smörgåsar, tänkte jag. Chefen var lika oresonlig. Hon sade att hon kan inte tillåta att man fikar med medhavd mat på deras bänkar och bord utanför då detta påverkar hennes intäkter. Istället blev vi blev förvisade till en bänk (utan bord) 50 meter bort.. En i sällskapet var över 70 år gammal med ryggproblem vilket jag förklarade för chefen, men hon ville inte höra något mer. Tror chefen för detta caféet verkligen att det är gynnsamt ur ett affärsmässigt perspektiv att behandla betalande kunder på detta viset? Kommer vi att rekommendera ett besök på detta caféet? Absolut inte! Personalen borde skämmas!
Claes Hedin (10 months ago)
Mysigt cafe med ett fantastiskt museum. En gammal by utmed en grusväg. Varje hus har en historia om vilka som bodde där. Mycket trevligt och intressant. De har ställplatser med el och tillgång till wc/dusch. 200 kr/dygn och då ingår ett inträde till museet.
Daj Pinkman (11 months ago)
Väldigt goda kakor som känns hembakta men lite väl dyrt med 25 kronor för en liten kaka och 23 kronor för kaffe. Tjejen i kassan var tyvärr inte heller speciellt tillmötesgående. Synd på ett annars mysigt område. Men som sagt goda kakor.
A Gustavsson (11 months ago)
Riktigt strålande fika och gott kaffe..Köpte nästan en utav varje på menyn och allt smakade väldigt bra! Märks att det är hembakt och av någon som kan. Inga torra bullar här inte! Personalen var också väldigt trevlig och lokalerna såg välvårdade ut. Ofta brukar man bli besviken på dessa små fik..Ofta skryts det med att det är hembakat men vad hjälper det när det smakar bakpulver och är tort? Trött på kasst fika, åk hit! Allt är gott!
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The Porta Nigra (Latin for black gate) is the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps. It is designated as part of the Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name Porta Nigra originated in the Middle Ages due to the darkened colour of its stone; the original Roman name has not been preserved. Locals commonly refer to the Porta Nigra simply as Porta.

The Porta Nigra was built in grey sandstone between 186 and 200 AD. The original gate consisted of two four-storied towers, projecting as near semicircles on the outer side. A narrow courtyard separated the two gate openings on either side. For unknown reasons, however, the construction of the gate remained unfinished. For example, the stones at the northern (outer) side of the gate were never abraded, and the protruding stones would have made it impossible to install movable gates. Nonetheless, the gate was used for several centuries until the end of the Roman era in Trier.

In Roman times, the Porta Nigra was part of a system of four city gates, one of which stood at each side of the roughly rectangular Roman city. The Porta Nigra guarded the northern entry to the Roman city, while the Porta Alba (White Gate) was built in the east, the Porta Media (Middle Gate) in the south, and the Porta Inclyta (Famous Gate) in the west, next to the Roman bridge across the Moselle. The gates stood at the ends of the two main streets of the Roman Trier, one of which led north-south and the other east-west. Of these gates, only the Porta Nigra still exists today.

In the early Middle Ages the Roman city gates were no longer used for their original function and their stones were taken and reused for other buildings. Also iron and lead braces were broken out of the walls of the Porta Nigra for reuse. Traces of this destruction are still clearly visible on the north side of the gate.

After 1028, the Greek monk Simeon lived as a hermit in the ruins of the Porta Nigra. After his death (1035) and sanctification, the Simeonstift monastery was built next to the Porta Nigra to honor him. Saving it from further destruction, the Porta Nigra was transformed into a church: The inner court of the gate was roofed and intermediate ceilings were inserted. The two middle storeys of the former gate were converted into church naves: the upper storey being for the monks and the lower storey for the general public. The ground floor with the large gates was sealed, and a large outside staircase was constructed alongside the south side (the town side) of the gate, up to the lower storey of the church. A small staircase led further up to the upper storey. The church rooms were accessible through former windows of the western tower of the Porta Nigra that were enlarged to become entrance doors (still visible today). The top floor of the western tower was used as church tower, the eastern tower was leveled, and an apse added at its east side. An additional gate - the much smaller Simeon Gate - was built adjacent to the East side of the Porta Nigra and served as a city gate in medieval times.

In 1802 Napoleon Bonaparte dissolved the church in the Porta Nigra and the monastery beside it, along with the vast majority of Trier"s numerous churches and monasteries. On his visit to Trier in 1804, Napoleon ordered that the Porta Nigra be converted back to its Roman form. Only the apse was kept; but the eastern tower was not rebuilt to its original height. Local legend has it that Napoleon originally wanted to completely tear down the church, but locals convinced him that the church had actually been a Gaulish festival hall before being turned into a church. Another version of the story is that they told him about its Roman origins, persuading him to convert the gate back to its original form.

In 1986 the Porta Nigra was designated a World Heritage Site, along with other Roman monuments in Trier and its surroundings. The modern appearance of the Porta Nigra goes back almost unchanged to the reconstruction ordered by Napoleon. At the south side of the Porta Nigra, remains of Roman columns line the last 100 m of the street leading to the gate. Positioned where they had stood in Roman times, they give a slight impression of the aspect of the original Roman street that was lined with colonnades. The Porta Nigra, including the upper floors, is open to visitors.