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Experience the Lake Hornborga region

Around Lake Hornborga, one of Europe’s most important bird lakes, you can experience beautiful scenery and fascinating history, enjoy locally sourced food, see cranes dance at close range, stay in...

The Pilgrim Trail Falköping - Varnhem

The route through this cultural heritage area is dominated by the magnificent views from the table mountains and the monastery ruins in Varnhem and Gudhem.

Naturum Hornborgasjön

Hornborgasjön is one of the most important bird lakes in Europe and attracts large numbers of visitors, both birds and humans, each year.

Walking trails by Lake Hornborga

Several shorter walking trails start near Lake Hornborgasjön. A number of the trails take in the marshes and heritage landscape.

Culture Road Skaraborg

Culture route ranges from Karleby, past ancient monuments and monastic ruins, passing Hornborgasjön with its rich bird life, and ends in Tidan.

Accommodation near Lake Hornborga

Stay in a genuine 19th-century setting, or in a hostel, at a spa, in an artist’s home or a treehouse hotel. Or why not in an elk?

See and do

The region around Lake Hornborga offers much more than cranes. It has beautiful countryside, medieval churches, museums, galleries and much more.

Eat well

This region has several nice restaurants and cafés, so take a break, have a coffee and cake, or a meal. Find the best eating options.

Kata Gård

The ruins of one of Sweden's oldest churches lie on the hill behind Varnhems monastery; a private farm church from the Viking Age. The place is called Kata...


Every year, tens of thousands of cranes gather near the Trandansen Information Centre to rest, dance and feed. From mid-March until early April, the cranes stop...

Ten things about cranes

The first cranes arrive at lake Hornborgasjön as early as mid-March, and a few weeks later the place, which is between Falköping, Skara and Skövde in West...