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Björngårdsvillan, Restaurant in Slottsskogen
Björngårdsvillan, Restaurant in Slottsskogen

Slottsskogen (The Castle Forest) is a public park
which was presented to the City in 1624 but sold
and repurchased in 1874.

It embraces 140 hectares or 346 acres and contains
a deer park and water-fowl ponds, seal pond and a
few bears. The park is well lit up at night by
electric lamps and open day and night. There is a
medallion portrait of August Kobb (died 1902) who
was foremost in promoting it as a people’s park.
Close to the memorial is Björngårdsvilla, a summer
restaurant at which the waitresses are dressed in
Swedish National Costumes. Good music. A little
way up the slope is a seal pond with its lively

This slope is used in winter as a toboggan run and
close to it is Bragebacken (see photo) a declivity,
which was laid out in 1922 as a course for skiving

There is a second restaurant called ”Vita bandet”
(the White Ribbon) a temperance restaurant.

A fine view of the Cattegat can be obtained from
the Water Tower (see photo) called Utsikten.

Motor Cars are not allowed to drive through this
park after 4 o’clock in the afternoon nor on Sundays.

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