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    Welcome to Skara!

    Photographer: Simon Olsson Skara kommun

Welcome to Skara!

Skara is a cosy small town, full of life and optimism and with a millenial history. We offer you a lovely mixture of history, culture, entertainment and nature. In the heart of Skara lies our magnificent cathedral, and from there you can take a stroll on well-preserved medieval streets. In the surrounding area a fabulous nature offers amazing experiences. In Vallebygden you can hike, swim in the lake, ride a bike and fish. At Hornborgasjön you will find a rich bird life Sommarland theme park is a popular water paradise for both families and adventurous visitors. At this webpages we’ll tell you a little about everything in the Skara area.

Cranes at lake Hornborga

Every spring the cranes offer a fantastic spectacle at Lake Hornborga. The cranes arrive in their thousands and rest here for a short time at the lake, before flying on to breeding grounds in the north.

Beautiful Valle

The unique nature and setting of the Valle area lies on the western slope of the Billingen plateau. In only 2700 acres lie six nature reserves each with distinct flora, fauna and geology. Here you will find an old cultural landscape with pastures, field stone mounds. But you will also find hardwood copses and calcareous bogs with orchids, flowering fields and peaceful fishing lakes.