Discover Sundborn village

The Sundborn school, class 5, 2016

The Sundborn school, class 5, 2016

Some pupils in the Sundborn school class 5, were commissioned in autumn 2016 to write to Kulturstråk Sundborn what they think is best about the village. Here are the drawings, such as: Bathing places, The new store, The pizzeria, Utkiksberget, Fritidsgården, T...
Little Sundborn

Little Sundborn

Painter Persson’s house in 1900. The house is moved to the other side of the road in 1956 - Photo: KE Forslund, Dalarna museum This part of the village, up to Sundborn church, was called ”Little Sundborn” in the 1700s. In the 1500s and 1600s raw c...
Sundborn church

Sundborn church

Under the artistic direction of Carl Larsson, in 1905 the church was painted and decorated to spread joy, cosiness and festive atmosphere - Johannes Döparen by Carl Larsson - Photo: Mats Ingelström Sundborn Church – a life space – a holy place The wo...
Sundborn church history

Sundborn church history

Coat of arms. Master miner Christopher Olofsson Gyllenknosters, defender of Sundborns church, emblem in accordance with king Gustav II Adolfs letter 1621. The industrious master miners of the early 1600s saw to it that Sundborn had its own church,...
Carl Larsson Portrait Collection

Carl Larsson Portrait Collection

The Carl Larsson Portrait Collection depicts villagers in the early 1900s. The collection is open during the summer and at other times by appointment – please contact the church caretaker. This self portrait is from 1916. Here you can see a series o...
Boathouse and Stinan

Boathouse and Stinan

The boat Stinan with the wedding couple Åsa and Patrik - Photo: Helene Lock This boat house is home to the Sundborn parish church boat, Stinan. Rowing has a long tradition as a means of transport to and from church. These large rowing boats, so-called ...
Rafting

Rafting

The Sundborn stream was part of a rafting course which transported timber from the lake Amungen to the Runn lake - Photo: Sundborns Hembygdsförening 140 million logs were rafted on the Svärdsjö River rafting course between 1862 and 1945. Timber ra...
Lake Toftan

Lake Toftan

Toftan, the name probably comes from the word toft (thwart), the seat in a rowing or sailing boat - Map: Lantmäteriet Lake Toftan stretches from Toftbyn in the north to Sundborn in the south and is part of a system of lakes and rivers called the ...
Sandsberg

Sandsberg

Map of Sandsberg in 1891, where today’s residential areas are marked; 1 - Bjungnäs, 2 - Sandsberg and 3 - Blomstervägen - Map: Lantmäteriets Historiska kartor Since the end of the 1950’s, fields, meadows and woodlands north of the original village...
Peace Mile

Peace Mile

Cairn that marks the boundary of Peace Mile around the Falun Mine. Here is a slightly damaged mound east of the walkway - Photo: Annika Göransson Peace Mile (Fredsmilen) reminds us today of the importance of forests for the Falun mine. During the ...
Wooden bottles and Multi Arena

Wooden bottles and Multi Arena

Old wooden flasks from Sundborn - Photo: Lars Ingelström In the old days miners from Sundborn took their food with them to the mine in Falun. They carried drink in a handmade wooden container with flat sides. When they appeared with their wooden ...
The Carl Larsson home

The Carl Larsson home

Carl Larsson - "The cottage", Watercolour 1894 The artists Carl and Karin Larsson received this property, Lilla Hyttnäs, from Karin's father in 1888. A small timbered cottage built in 1837 that Carl and Karin transformed into a world famous artist h...
Stora Hyttnäs – A Master miner’s estate

Stora Hyttnäs – A Master miner’s estate

Stora Hyttnäs dining. Linderdahlska Foundation owns, manages and shows the farm with all its original objects - Photo: Jan Gnojek This is an intact bourgois home from the late 1800s. The estate dates back to the 1500s. In 1654, Johan Otto, an energetic ...
Sundborn Village bathhouse and laundry room

Sundborn Village bathhouse and laundry room

Sundborn’s bathhouse next to Sundbornsån – picture from the early 40:s - Foto: Ture Engkvist In the 1930s, most residents of Sundborn municipality did not have bath and laundry facilities at home. Therefore, The Sundborn Village Bathhouse Association was ...
Stora Hyttnäs - Garden

Stora Hyttnäs - Garden

Stora Hyttnäs and Sundborn, map from 1702 - Photo: Lantmäteriet Historiska kartor The story of Stora Hyttnäs garden goes back as far as the 1600s. At that time it was a rich master miner´s estate with a large orchard, hop garden, vegetable patch and...
Sundborn power station

Sundborn power station

The newly built plant in 1905 - Photo: Carl Larsson-gårdens bildarkiv In 1900, there were considerable increases in electricity consumption in Falun. In 1901 it was decided therefore to build a hydroelectric power plant in Sundborn. The artist Carl L...
Greater Sundborn

Greater Sundborn

Sundbornsån in 1900, seen from the dam north -  Photo: Leif Kihlström In the 1700s, this part of the village was called ”Greater Sundborn”. The area has long been characterized by its copper smelting huts and other older industrial activities linked...