Copyright by Brianne Sieberg. Powered by Blogger.

Halle-Hunneberg Ecopark - VARGÖN, Sweden

Dear Diary,
One of our stop-offs was this nature preserve, complete with a museum, trails and a restaurant where we had lunch.
As a matter of fact, the Swedish Crown has owned the hunting rights on the land for 500 years. However, it wasn't until 1885 when the King visited the mountainous area to hunt elk. Since then the Crown has been making up for lost time, and it's become one of the most covered hunting events in the country.

We were told early on that moose are quite prevalent in Sweden. During our travels, we saw 3 - two females and a calf - our first sighting that wasn't at a zoo. We were surprised by how massive the animals truly are.

(Viewing the grounds through the lens of a telescope ...)

(Snapped this because this massive rack of antlers came from Alaska ...)

Our museum tour presented the kids with the opportunity to feel the hides of the taxidermy, including bear and moose. The upstairs housed exhibits dedicated to the Royal Hunt and its history. The kids also signed a guestbook, announcing the fact that they were visiting from America.

(An observation: all of the taxidermy in Sweden smiles.)

The chickens that roamed the grounds made Madelyn squeal.

This experience was a good one for many reasons - it taught us about the significance of this area, the food served at the restaurant was delicious and being with our friends made it evermore worthwhile.

Halle-Hunneberg Ecopark Museum & Trails

No comments