Ulricehamn – A pearl by the brink of Åsunden
Bogesund is mentioned in the history books as early as 1307, when there was a battle between the Danish and the Swedes on the ice of lake Åsunden with the goal to free Birger, the king. In 1520 there was another battle on the beautiful lake with the death of Sten Sture. Thankfully the area has gotten a lot calmer during the years and in 1604 Bogesund received city privileges which by 1741 made it possible for them to change the city name to Ulricehamn as a tribute to queen Ulrika Eleonora. Historically, people have had a healthy living in Ulricehamn and have been drinking water from the wells and kept themselves healthy by quick walks in the steep slopes around lake Åsunden.
If you want to know more about our beautiful town you’ll find 50 different Audio guides located all around Ulricehamn by different attractions and popular destinations. Click on the link to access the guides: http://www.mobileguide.se/3_08_2000.html
Today we continue our healthy culture with our beautiful sport facilities, ski tracks, alpcenters and long biking trails. Our genuine cobblestone covered central pedestrian street are lined with cozy shops, cafés and good shopping. We’re located in the middle of the textile part of Sweden, and all around the city you’ll find even more shopping and fashion to favorable prices as well as cozy farm shops and beautiful views.
If you want to know more about events and happenings around Ulricehamn you can contact the website of the Touristboard: http://www.vastsverige.com/ulricehamn
We are located 40 minutes from Landvetter airport and 1 hour from Gothenburg. 45 minutes to the east you’ll find Jönköping, and Borås is only 15 minutes away.