Lidköping City Hall

Lidköping, Sweden

Lidköping magnificent wooden city hall (rådhuset) was originally a originally a hunting lodge in the island of Kållandsö. It was donated to the Lidköping city by Magnus Gabriel de la Gardie in 1671. The upper floors were damaged by fire in 1950, but they are restored. Today city hall is the landmark and icon of Lidköping.

References:
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.

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Founded: 17th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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Martin Olsen (2 years ago)
Camping delux
Esther Daniel-Henriksson (2 years ago)
View from our camping place. Worth going up at 5 am for
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It's great place to spend summer vacations with family members
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Great camping, with everything you need and more. Very clean. Big swimming pool with heated water, smaller pools for kids. Beach for dogs, fitness gym both indoor out door. Walking and running trails by the great lake.
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Great place, lots of activities
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