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  • 7 things you may not know about Uddevalla

    Uddevalla has a lot to be proud of, in addition of being the heart of Bohuslän

    Photographer: Per Pixel Petersson

1

That an Uddevallare is a barbecue sausage produced by a local producer: Ryberg's charcuterie and can be bought in most grocery stores in Bohuslän.

For a slightly older generation, Uddevallare is associated with a coffee cup. If you want to taste a "Uddevallare", you put a coin in the bottom of a cup and pour in coffee so that the coin is not visible. Then top up with brandy, so that the coin is visible again.

2

That Queen Ulrika Eleonora was proclaimed Sweden's regent at a field parliament on Kungstorget in Uddevalla after her brother Karl XII fell in Fredriksten, now Halden in 1718.

When Ulrika Eleonora was elected, autocracy was abolished and it was the first step to the democracy we have today. The event marks the beginning of what has come to be known as the time of freedom.

3

The 499,000 DWT oil tanker T / T Nanny was built at Uddevalla Shipyard in 1978 and is the largest ship ever built in Sweden and was at one time the largest tanker in the world with a length of 364 meters and a width of 79 meters.

The shipyard was closed down in 1986 and today there are many other operations here, including Uddevalla Port Terminal with its excellent location for transport.

4

That there is a monastery ruin in Dragsmark. The monastery was built in the middle of the 13th century and was a monastery of the Premonstratensian Order and was consecrated to the Virgin Mary.

At the beginning of the 17th century, after the Reformation, the monastery building was demolished to become building material for Bohus Fortress in Kungälv.

5

That the Scottish businessman William Andrew MacFie took curling with him to Lyckorna and in Uddevalla formed Sweden's first curling club in 1852: Bohuslänska Curlingklubben.

They were for a long time the country's only curling club. The club demonstrated the sport at the Nordic Games in Stockholm in 1901, where the sport then gained a foothold.

6

That at the beginning of the 20th century there was an association for women's political suffrage that fought for equal and universal suffrage in Sweden.

In the app Experience Uddevalla, you can follow a voting right walk in the center of Uddevalla, where you can meet some of the brave women who were involved and pushed through this for the 1921 parliamentary elections.

7

That Uddevalla has long been called Kôrpehôla, or Korpstan. Nickname or sobriquet? In fact, Uddevalla is Bohuslän's most densely populated municipality. In and around the town there are many steep mountains - good nesting places for ravens.

A local music festival is named after the place: Körpehölafestivalen and it is one of Sweden's oldest festivals of its kind. You will also find one of Sweden's oldest music shops: Janssons in Uddevalla, which was founded in 1901.